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Chu Manh Son

Chu Manh Son


Chu Manh Son is a student activist who had campaigned against China’s policy of the East China Sea and was detained for his activities in 2011. After serving a 30-month prison sentence for “propaganda against the state,” he was released in April 2014.


Vietnamese authorities treat human rights defenders as “enemies of the State”. In Vietnam, there is no independent, privately-run media – domestic newspapers, television and radio stations are strictly controlled by the state. Internet communication is also strictly controlled and restricted. HRDs working for accountability and democracy receive accusations of being “foreign spies or agents”, “traitors”, or “violators of public order and peace”.


Chu Manh Son - 09.11.2015