Vietnam: Female Activist Chan Thi Ty Kidnapped, Released One Day Later
December 17, 2018, 3:46 am

On December 10, security forces in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau kidnapped local female activist Tran Thi Ty, holding her for interrogation for two days before releasing her next day.

In the morning of Monday, Ms. Ty took her mother on her motorbike to a local market in Xuyen Moc district. Dozens of police and plainclothes agents stopped her vehicle near Phuoc Buu Pagoda and took her away.

Police did not issue arrest warrant, said her family.

On the late afternoon of December 11, police released her after interrogation about her social activities for hours.

Ms. Ty is a daughter of local activist Tran Van Thuong. Due to their activities aiming to promote human rights and religious freedom, the family has been under constant harassment of the local police, including detentions and economic blockage.