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Imprisoned Activist in Vietnam ‘Secretly’ Sent to Psychiatric Hospital, Says Family Member

By Aldgra Fredly

 

Vietnamese human rights defender Nguyen Thuy Hanh, who was arrested for spreading information opposing the state, was taken to a psychiatric hospital without her family’s knowledge, her husband claimed in a Facebook post on Monday.

Hanh was arrested on Apr. 7, 2021, for “making, storing, or spreading information, materials or items for the purpose of opposing the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,” without any access to a lawyer and her family.

The activist was known for her creation of the 50k Fund in 2017, which raises money for the families of unjustly detained persons across the communist-ruled country.

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