Dinh Nguyen Kha
Current Status: Sentenced
Other Names: Đinh Nguyên Kha
Date of Birth: 1988
Latest Prison: Xuyen Moc prison, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province
Areas of Activism:
- Human rights
- Art. 88
- Art. 104
This week, we remember political prisoner Dinh Nguyen Kha. May 16 will mark five years since his trial. He was arrested in October 2012 and later sentenced to six years in prison under Article 88 of the 1999 Criminal Code; he is due to be released this coming October.
Dinh Nguyen Kha is a computer engineer.
Dinh Nguyen Kha has participated in activism regarding Vietnamese territorial maritime disputes with China.
Arrested in October 2012, and tried on May 16, 2013, Dinh Nguyen Kha and Phuong Uyen were sentenced in Long An to six and eight years in prison under Article 88 of the 1999 Criminal Code for distributing information regarding protesting Vietnamese-Chinese maritime sovereignty claims.
In March 2016, Dinh Nguyen Kha went on a hunger strike, along with prisoner Tran Huynh Duy Thuc and three others, to protest their treament in prison. He has reported back on the mistreatment of Thuc, specifically, for advocating for the rights of other prisoners. He also participated in a similar hunger strike in 2015.
Prior to arrest: healthy
Dinh Nguyen Kha has been denied medical treatment in prison after undergoing an operation to remove a stomach tumor; he is in pain and living in dismal conditions. He has also spent time in solitary confinement and has been involved in at least collective hunger strikes. See Amnesty International's Urgent Action in the "Resources" section below for more information on his health condition.
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Viet Nam: Neccessary Medical Treatmeent Denied to Prisoner: Dinh Nguyen Kha, Amnesty International, February 20, 2017 (PDF)
Profile last updated: 2018-05-15 03:23:04