Vietnam: Pro-democracy Activist Pham Van Diep tried on Allegation of “Conducting Anti-state Propaganda” (Update)Event
- Viet Nam
- Initial Date
- Nov 26, 2019
- Event Description
On November 26, Vietnam’s communist regime convicted five political dissidents and sentenced them to a total 20 years in prison and five years of probation in two separate trials which failed to meet international standards for a fair trial.
In the central province of Thanh Hoa, the provincial People’s Court found local Facebooker Pham Van Diep guilty of “Making, storing, spreading information, materials, items for the purpose of opposing the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” under the country’s 2015 Criminal Code. The court sentenced him to nine years in jail and five years of probation for online postings which were considered as “distortion of the communist regime” and “defamation of communist leaders” which led to social dissatisfaction.
Mr. Diep, 54, was arrested on June 29 this year. He has voiced against the communist regime for its socio-political policies and human rights abuse in the last 17 years.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Judicial harassment
- Rights Concerned
- Right to fair trial
- Right to liberty and security
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 26 November 2019, Pham Van Diep, blogger, was sentenced to nine years of jail for his online posting by the provincial Court of Thanh Hoa, Viet Nam.