Tran Thanh Phuong

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

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Other Names: Trần Thanh Phương

Date of Birth:

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Current Prison: HCM city Police detention center, No. 4 Phan Dang Luu, Ho Chi Minh city

Areas of Activism:

  • Peaceful Protest
  • Democracy
  • Human rights

Known Affiliations:

  • Hiến Pháp

December 2018:

Tran Thanh Phuong still remained detained with no formal charges against him. Phuong was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City on September 1. In October, police tried to summon his young daughter for questioning about his activities; even in December, police were still trying to interrogate the girl as well as Phuong's wife. 

Details - Background, History of Activism, Family Situation.

He was living in Ho Chi Minh City before his arrest.

He is a member of Hien Phap (Constitution) group, advocating for people to have knowledge about human rights, political rights, and civil rights, which are provided for in Vietnam’s 2013 Constitution.

He and his colleagues in the group participated in the nationwide protesting against two draft legislations on Special Economic Zones and Cybersecurity on June 10, 2018.

They also called for a demonstration on September 4 for the occasion of the Vietnam Independence Day but were arrested before the scheduled day of the demonstration.

He is married and has two daughters. 

Arrest 1 - Arrested September 1, 2018.

September 1, 2018

On September 1, Facebooker Phuong Tran was arrested by police of Binh Hung Hoa Ward, Binh Tan district, Ho Chi Minh City. His wife and daughters came to his detention location but were threatened to be arrested. Police detained Phuong without announcing to his family any formal reason about his arrest.

The main reasons of his arrest could be because of his involvement in the Hien Phap (Constitution) group, which is not recognized by the authorities, and/or his participation in demonstrations against two draft laws on Special Economic Zones and Cybersecurity on June 10, 2018.

He is now held at Ho Chi Minh city police temporary detention center, located at No.4, Phan Dang Luu Street, Binh Thanh district, Ho Chi Minh city.

Profile last updated: 2018-12-10 03:57:53