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Nguyen Tuong Thuy

Nguyen Tuong Thuy

HRD, Jouranlist & Vice-Chairman
Independent Journalists’ Association of Vietnam

Nguyen Tuong Thuy is a journalist, human rights defender and the vice-chairman of the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vietnam.  He has written on human rights issues in the country and has been vocal on the unfair treatment of human rights defenders by authorities. He is also a strong advocate for the freedom of press and freedom of expression.


Vietnamese authorities treat human rights defenders as “enemies of the State”. HRDs are subjected to intimidation, threats, interrogation, harassment, arrest and routine beatings. Many defenders are victims of arbitrary detention and criminalisation.