Vietnam: WHRD and Prisoner of Conscience Tran Thi Nga Released but Forced to Live in Exile in the US (Update)Event
- Viet Nam
- Initial Date
- Jan 10, 2020
- Event Description
Vietnam’s authorities have freed prisoner of conscience Tran Thi Nga but forced her to live in exile in the US.
Ms. Nga, who was arrested in February 2017 and sentenced to nine years in prison and five years of probation on charge of “conducting anti-state propaganda,” was taken from Gia Trung prison camp in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai to Noi Bai International Airport during the midnight of January 10 where she and her two sons and husband were taking a flight to Atlanta (Georgia, the US). The United States had granted her asylum.
She has always refused to recognize her guilt so she was being subjected to psychological torture, death threats and physical violence by fellow inmates and prison guards.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Judicial Harassment
- Restrictions on Movement
- Rights Concerned
- Freedom of movement
- Right to liberty and security
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 10 January 2020, Tran Thi Nga, WHRD, was released from prison but taken to the airport by the police upon court order and forced to leave to the US in Hanoi, Viet Nam.