Do Thi Minh Hanh
Current Status: Released - at risk
Other Names: Đỗ Thị Minh Hạnh
Date of Birth: March 13, 1985
Religion: Christian (Catholic)
Areas of Activism:
- Human rights
- Labor rights
- Land rights
- Viet Labour Movement
Details - Background, History of Activism.
She is from Lam Dong province and studied to be an accountant in university.
Profile photo source: When the struggle for justice is a family tradition, It’s Not OK: Women struggling for human rights
At a young age, Do Thi Minh Hanh became active in land rights struggles and helped form a union called the United Workers-Farmers Organization. In 2010, she and fellow activist Nguyen Hoang Quoc Hung took photos of and spoke out against the controversial Bauxite mining project in the Highlands. Later, she, Doan Huy Chuong, and Nguyen Hoang Quoc Hung began organizing workers at a shoe factory.
Do Thi Minh Hanh, Front Line Defenders
The 88 Project’s archives
When the struggle for justice is a family tradition, It’s Not OK: Women struggling for human rights
Vietnam: Isolated Political Detainees at Risk of Torture, Human Rights Watch, May 20, 2010
Arrest 1 - Arrested February 23, 2010. Sentenced to 7 years in prison. Released June 26, 2014.
- Art. 89 (1999 Code)
In February 2010, labor rights activists Do Thi Minh Hanh, Doan Huy Chuong, and Nguyen Hoang Quoc Hung were detained after organizing workers at a shoe factory. In October 2010, they were indicted under Article 89 of Vietnam’s Penal Code for “disrupting national security” and were sentenced to seven, seven, and nine years in prison, respectively.
On June 26, 2014, Do Thi Minh Hanh was released from prison.
Profile last updated: 2019-03-23 15:53:47