Bui Hieu Vo

Current Status: Pre-trial detention

Photo of Bui Hieu Vo

Other Names: Bùi Hiếu Võ

Date of Birth: 1962

Gender: M

Religion:

Ethnicity: Kinh

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Areas of Activism:

  • Press

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Arrest History

March 17, 2017
Pending
  • Art. 88

Details

March 2018:

March 17 marked one year since blogger Bui Hieu Vo was arrested under Article 88 of the 1999 Criminal Code; he remains in pre-trial detention. 

Bui Hieu Vo was arrested on March 17, 2017, in Ho Chi Minh City. He is accused of "creating the Facebook account ‘Hieu Bui’ to publish much fabricated, distorted, and libelous information against the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, to incite activities aiming to disturb the public security, public order, and violence” – including “inciting the use of petrol-bomb and acid to attack the leaders of the Party, State, and the police forces.” In addition, the authorities accused Bùi Hiếu Võ of connecting with the “terrorist organization” Việt Tân in Australia to discuss and co-administer the Facebook account “Hieu Bui.”

At the time of his arrest, the Facebook account in question had been closed, so we cannot verify the accusation regarding the content of that page.

Profile last updated: 2018-03-18 17:23:55