Nguyen Van Duc Do
Current Status: Pre-trial detention
Other Names: Nguyễn Văn Đức Độ
Date of Birth: September 10, 1975
Occupation: Appliances repairer
Latest Prison: Chi Hoa prison, Ho Chi Minh city
Areas of Activism:
- Art. 79
Authorities have ended their initial investigation of Nguyen Van Duc Do, an electrician from Ho Chi Minh City.
Nguyen Van Duc Do is an appliance repairer who lives in Ho Chi Minh City. He is friends with political prisoner Luu Van Vinh and was arrested after visiting Vinh at his home.
Do was arrested on November 6, 2016, while visiting Luu Van Vinh, founder of the Coalition for Self-determined Vietnamese People, who was also arrested, though he claimed that he had left the organization. Do was arrested for alleged ties to the group, which he denies, stating his only involvement is that of having a friendship with Vinh. Authorities have recommended Do be prosecuted under Article 79, and he is expected to face trial, along with Vinh, relatively soon. Do maintains his innoncence and that he has not participated in any anti-state activities.
Both Do and Luu Van Vinh were beaten when arrested.
Amnesty International released an Urgent Action regarding Do's "risk of torture and other ill treatment" while detained.
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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: 2018-01-14 06:23:25