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An NGO condemns the arrest of the president of an organization of independent journalists in Vietnam

May 23, 2020

The Vietnamese police arrested the incumbent president of the Association of Independent Journalists of Vietnam (IJAVN), an organization not authorized by the Vietnamese government, this Saturday, six months after the arrest of their president, as announced by a group on human rights and human rights, the detainee’s family confirmed .

68-year-old Nguyen Tuong Thuy was arrested at his home in Hanoi on Saturday morning for “carrying out anti-state propaganda”. This comes from a statement by the NGO Defend the Defenders, which supports local activists. .

Thuy is known for commenting on the Vietnamese government’s policies and criticizing social injustice and corruption in the Asian country on his blog.

An NGO condemns the arrest of the president of an organization of independent journalists in Vietnam
An NGO condemns the arrest of the president of an organization of independent journalists in Vietnam

According to family members, a group of security officials, probably members of the Ho Chi Mihn City Police Department, formerly Saigon, entered his private residence in Hanoi, confiscated all family members’ cell phones, and started searching for their home. The police confiscated his computers and other personal belongings and eventually took him away.