Ngo Hao

Status: In Jail
Days In Jail: 3886 days
Activity: Blogger
Birth date: 1943
Arrest Date: February 8, 2013
Trial Date: September 11, 2013
Sentence: 15 years in prison follow by 5 years house arrest
Charge: Article 79 (Attempting to overthrow the government)
Location: An Diem Prison Camp

Ngo Hao is a blogger and Vietnam War veteran who was arrested in February 2013 for writing and sharing articles online criticising the state. According to Reporters Without Borders, his health was in critical condition when arrested.

More information:

An Diem Prison Camp

Activists being held at this prison:

Le Duc Dong
Ngo Hao
Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy
Nguyen Thai Binh
Nguyen Van Hoa
Tran Quan
Tu Thien Luong

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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