Le Dinh Luong
Current Status: Pre-trial detention
Other Names: Lê Đình Lượng
Date of Birth: December 10, 1965
Religion: Christian (Catholic)
Latest Prison: Nghe An province police detention center, Nghe An province
Areas of Activism:
- Maritime sovereignty
- Art. 117 (new)
- Art. 79
After his July 30 trial was postponed, political activist Le Dinh Luong will now face trial on August 16 in Nghe An province. He was finally allowed to meet with his lawyers in late July, after a year of incommunicado detention.
Activist and veteran Le Dinh Luong was originally scheduled to be tried on July 30. However, his lawyer Ha Huy Son announced on July 27 that the trial has been postponed; reasons were unclear, however Luong's other lawyer, Dang Dinh Manh, was travelling outside of Vietnam.
Le Dinh Luong was one of several activists attacked by plainclothes police and unidentified persons in August 2015 after attending the celebration of recently-released political prisoner Tran Minh Nhat.
Several UN Rapporteurs released a letter expressing concern about the arrests and detentions of Nguyen Bac Truyen, Truong Minh Duc, Nguyen Trung Ton, Pham Van Troi, Nguyen Van Tuc, and Le Dinh Luong. They highlighted the issue that these arrests took place during a concerted crackdown on human rights activists and point out that Vietnam has international obligations to protect universal freedoms, such as the rights to freedom of expression and assembly.
Human Rights Watch called for his release ahead of the previously-scheduled trial, noting that Luong has been denied due process, lacking a lawyer for almost the entire first year of his detention.
Vietnamese Activist Held in Nghe An on Suspicion of Subversion, Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2017
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Profile last updated: 2018-08-12 23:48:21