Ho Van Hai
Current Status: Sentenced
Other Names: Hồ Văn Hải, Hồ Hải
Date of Birth: 1964
Latest Prison: Chi Hoa prison, Ho Chi Minh city
Areas of Activism:
- Art. 331 (new)
- Art. 88
Ho Van Hai is a medical doctor known by his social media name "Ho Hai."
Ho Van Hai has posted on social media about corruption and the 2016 Formosa enviornmental disaster.
Blogger Ho Hai was arrested on November 2, 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City under Article 88.
Blogger Ho Van Hai (a.k.a Doctor Ho Hai) was transferred from Phan Dang Luu detention center to Chi Hoa prison in early December. The transfer occurred suddenly, and unable to take his belongings, Dr. Ho Hai has had to sleep on the tiled floor without a mat for the past three weeks. The detention condition at Chi Hoa is harsher and more depriving, so Dr. Ho Hai’s health has deteriorated rapidly. He’s thinner and gaunter than before. In addition, the new prison strictly restricts the provision of supplies by the family, so he does not receive enough food and necessary medication.
Update on Blogger Ho Van Hai, December 24, 2017, The 88 Project
Blogger arrested as government targets environmental critics, Vietnam Right Now, November 3, 2016
Viet Nam: Crackdown on Human Rights Amidst Formosa Related Activism, Amnesty International, November 8, 2016
Vietnam doctor jailed for 'anti-state' posts, Yahoo (AFP News), February 2, 2018
Profile last updated: 2018-02-06 13:56:57