Vu Van Hung
(aka: Vu Hung)

Status: In Jail
Days In Jail: 2096 days
Activity: Teacher
Birth date: October 10, 1966
Arrest Date: January 3, 2018
Trial Date: April 12, 2018
Sentence: 1 year in prison
Charge: Article 318 (Causing public disorder)
Location: Thanh Xuan Prison Camp

Vu Van Hung is a teacher and member of the Chu Van An Teachers Association. Hung was an active participant in peaceful protests against the Formosa environmental disaster. He was previously arrested in 2011 and sentenced to three years in prison and three years house arrest for “conducting propaganda against the state”. Since his release, he has been supporting independent civil society organisations and most recently, families affected by the environmental disaster. Vu Van Hung was arrested on 4 January 2018 while meeting with members of Chu Van An Teachers Association.

More information:

Thanh Xuan Prison Camp

Activists being held at this prison:

Vu Van Hung

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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