|Days In Jail:||3049 days|
|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.
An Diem Prison Camp
Activists being held at this prison:
|Le Duc Dong|
|Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy|
|Nguyen Thai Binh|
|Nguyen Van Hoa|
|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).