Nguyen Viet Dung
Current Status: Pre-trial detention
Other Names: Nguyễn Viết Dũng, Dũng Phi Hổ
Date of Birth: June 19, 1986
Areas of Activism:
- Maritime sovereignty
- Republican Party
- Loyalist Association of the ARVN
- Art. 245
- Art. 88
Nguyen Viet Dung is an engineer from Nghe An province.
Nguyen Viet Dung is the founder of the unsanctioned Republican Party in Vietnam and the Loyalist Association of the ARVN and has been active in environmental and political protests.
Nguyen Viet Dung was arrested in April 2015 after taking part in an environmental protest against cutting down trees in Hanoi. He was originally detained along with four others belonging to the Republic Party in Vietnam. He was wearing the uniform of the former South Vietnam army at the protest. He was tried in December 2015 under Article 245 and sentenced to 15 months in prison, reduced to 12 on appeal.
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention deemed his 2015 detention as arbitrary.
Former political prisoner Nguyen Viet Dung, 31, was re-arrested in Nghe An province, during a lunch meeting, on September 27, 2017. He was kidnapped and later charged by authorities under Article 88; he now faces four months of pre-trial detention and up to 20 years in prison.
The Case of Nguyen Viet Dung (Vietnam), Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University
Vietnam Arrests Activist Nguyen Viet Dung For "Anti-State Propaganda,' Radio Free Asia, September 28, 2017
Viet Nam: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Democracy Activist Nguyen Viet Dung, Amnesty International, December 16, 2015 (PDF)
Profile last updated: 2018-01-14 20:47:13