Do Thi Hong

Status: In Jail
Days In Jail: 4317 days
Activity: Religious activist
Birth date: 1957
Arrest Date: February 10, 2012
Trial Date: January 28, 2013
Sentence: 13 years in prison follow by 5 years house arrest
Charge: Article 79 (Attempting to overthrow the government)
Location: Binh Phuoc Detention Center

Do Thi Hong is a member of the Bia Son Council for Public Law and Affairs, a religious environmental group in Phu Yen province founded by Phan Van Thu. The group organized conferences and disseminated leaflets on their belief system. According to Democratic Voice of Vietnam, Hong is suffering from poor health conditions.

Binh Phuoc Detention Center

Activists being held at this prison:

Do Thi Hong

Note on Penal Code provisions:

A revised and expanded penal code took effect January 1, 2018 (known as the “Amended 2015 Penal Code”). While the previous provisions criminalizing political expression remained unchanged, they were renumbered. For instance, Article 79 (attempting to overthrow the government), Article 88 (anti-state propaganda), and Article 258 (abusing democratic rights) were renumbered as Article 109, Article 117, and Article 331, respectively.

For consistency with past media coverage, our database records the Article(s) that the prisoner was charged with (i.e., based on the version of the penal code applicable at the time of the sentencing).


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