Phạm Minh Hoàng

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In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Phạm. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should properly be referred to by the given name Hoàng.

Phạm Minh Hoàng (born 1955) is a French-Vietnamese blogger and lecturer in applied mathematics at the Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Technology, who was arrested in Vietnam for his political writing and activism in August 13, 2010.[1] Phạm Minh Hoàng, who writes with the pen name Phan Kien Quoc, was convicted on August 10, 2011[2] for writing “33 articles that distort the policies and guidelines of the Party and the State.”[3] He was sentenced to three years in jail and three years of probation under Article 79, “subversion of administration”-- one of many penal codes defined vaguely and used to detain and arrest political activists.[4] Phạm Minh Hoàng currently lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam[5] where he continues to lecture at the university while offering free classes for Vietnamese youth on leadership skills.[6][7]

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Phạm Minh Hoàng was born on August 8, 1955[8] in Vung Tau, what is now Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. In 1973, Hoàng left to study in France. Hoàng lived, studied, and worked in France for 28 years, during which time he officially joined the political party, Viet Tan.[9][10] Hoang returned to Vietnam in 2000, and worked as a lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh City Polytechnic University.[11] Before his arrest on August 13, 2010, Hoàng wrote articles about political and social issues in Vietnam, which were published on his blog under pseudonym Phan Kien Quoc.[12] To empower young Vietnamese to become leaders and serve the community, Hoàng also started teaching free classes on leadership skills.[13] Hoàng's political articles and leadership classes were the basis for his arrest in 2010.[14]

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  1. ^ "A wave of media suppression in Vietnam - Committee to Protect Journalists". www.cpj.org. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Vietnamese Bloggers Recognized for Commitment to Rights". 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  3. ^ VTV, BAO DIEN TU. "Tuyên phạt Phạm Minh Hoàng 3 năm tù". BAO DIEN TU VTV (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  4. ^ "World Report 2012: Vietnam". 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  5. ^ "Pham Minh Hoang". viettan.org. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  6. ^ "Episode 45 - March News Review". Broadcasting Vietnam. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  7. ^ "Pham Minh Hoang". viettan.org. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  8. ^ "Pham Minh Hoang". viettan.org. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  9. ^ "Vietnam: Overturn Democracy Activist's Sentence". 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  10. ^ "French Professor Sentenced". Radio Free Asia. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  11. ^ "Man gets three years for subversion". 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  12. ^ "Vietnam: Overturn Democracy Activist's Sentence". 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  13. ^ "Pham Minh Hoang". viettan.org. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  14. ^ "On the Charges Against Professor Pham Minh Hoang". www.viettan.org. Retrieved 2016-08-20.