Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy
|Days In Jail:||1523 days|
|Arrest Date:||November 27, 2015|
|Trial Date:||August 23, 2016|
|Sentence:||3 years in prison|
|Charge:||Article 88 (Propaganda against the socialist state)|
|Location:||An Diem Prison Camp|
Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy is a college graduate and human rights defender. Quoc Duy used his Facebook to condemn the arbitrary detention following the arrest of his cousin, Nguyen Huu Thien An. Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy was first arrested on August 28, 2015 and released three days later. He was re-arrested on November 27, 2015 before being sentenced to three years of prison on August 23, 2016 for “conducting propaganda against the state” under Article 88 of Vietnam’s Penal Code.
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).