Birth date: September 15, 1968
Date of arrest: September 5, 2011
Sentence: Detained without trial
Current location: Phan Dang Luu Prison, Saigon
Ta Phong Tan, a former police officer and communist party member, is a prolific blogger with more than 700 articles to her name. She began her writing career as a freelance journalist in 2004 and since then her articles have appeared widely online. With her knowledge and experience of police work, she provides insightful observations about widespread abuse of power by the security police. She is a recipient of Human Rights Watch’s Hellman/Hammett award.
30/07/2012 @ 19:26
I was born the same day as her, but 20 years earlier. She should be allow freedom of expresion.