Vietnam: Anti-corruption Journalist Kieu Dinh Lieu Brutally Beaten by Thugs in Gia Lai, his car destroyedEvent
- Viet Nam
- Initial Date
- Sep 26, 2019
- Event Description
Anti-corruption reporter Kieu Dinh Lieu of Vietnam Lawyers journal, was brutally beaten by a group of three thugs in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on September 26.
Due to the assault, he fell into inconscious, suffering from cerebral hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury. Currently, he is under special medical treatment.
He was reported to be stopped and beaten by a group of three thugs when he was in Truong Chinh street in Pleiku city, immediately after he informed the Gia Lai province’s Forest Ranger Department about three trucks full of illegal wood from Duc Co district.
The attackers also destroyed his car in a bid to search for videoclips and other documents regarding illegal forest lodging and trade of illegal timber in Gia Lai province. He was sent to the Central Highlands to investigate the illegal forest lodging in recent weeks.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Violence (physical)
- Wounds and Injuries
- Rights Concerned
- Freedom of expression/online ~
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Right to information
- Media Worker
- Suspected non-state
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 26 September 2019, Kieu Dinh Lieu, anti-corruption reporter was brutally beaten and got his car destroyed by a group of thugs in the Vietnamese province of Gia Lai, due to his recent investigative work.