Luu Van Vinh
Current Status: Pre-trial detention
Other Names: Lưu Văn Vịnh
Date of Birth: 1967
Occupation: Construction contractor
Latest Prison: Chi Hoa prison, Ho Chi Minh city
Areas of Activism:
- Land rights
- Maritime sovereignty
- Art. 79
There are concerns for the health of Luu Van Vinh, who has been in pre-trial detention since November 6, 2016. Authorities ended his pre-trial investigation period and are recommending he be prosecuted under Article 79 for subversion.
Vinh is a handyman from Hai Duong province, living in Ho Chi Minh City at the time of his arrest.
Vinh and his friend, Nguyen Van Duc Do, were both arrested for their roles in protesting Chinese activity in the South China Sea and the toxic Formosa spill that began in April 2016. Vinh founded a group called the Coalition for Self-Determination for Vietnamese People.
Vinh was arrested on November 6, 2016, after police came into his home, beat him, and took him away without presenting official documents. Nguyen Van Duc Do was also arrested after meeting with Vinh.
Vinh is currently awaiting trial in pre-trial detention.
After a November 2017 visit, his wife reported that Vinh's health is worsening; he looks slim and has poor skin and weakened vision because glasses are prohibited.
Amnesty International released an Urgent Action regarding Vinh's "risk of torture and other ill treatment" while detained.
The 88 Project's archives
Defend the Defenders's archives
U.N. Human Rights Body Wants Vietnam to Free Dissidents, Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2016
Viet Nam: Crackdown on Human Rights Amidst Formosa Related Activism, Amnesty International, November 8, 2016
Viet Nam: Activists Held Incommunicado at Risk of Torture, Amnesty Internatonal, November 22, 2016
Profile last updated: 2018-01-13 16:31:27