Bui Hieu Vo
Current Status: Pre-trial detention
Other Names: Bùi Hiếu Võ
Date of Birth: 1962
Areas of Activism:
- Art. 88
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.
Vietnam detains two bloggers for anti-state propaganda, Reuters, March 22, 2017
Two bloggers detained for 'propagandizing against the state' in Vietnam, Committee to Protect Journalists, March 23, 2017
Profile last updated: 2018-03-18 17:23:55