Vietnamese Police abducted blogger Nguyen Van Dung (Dung Aduku)
Danlambao- At 12 p.m. today, Aug. 21, 2013, Hanoi Police unexpectedly mobilized its force to abduct Nguyen Van Dung (Facebook Aduku Adk). At the time of his arrest, Dung promptly sent out a text message to inform that he and a female friend were arrested while on the road.
Shortly thereafter, police carried out an illegal search operation at Dung’s private residence at 201-A7, 1A Line, Khuong Thuong Co-Op, Ton That Tung Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi.
Nguyen Van Dung, born in 1977, nick name Dung Aduku, is a very active participant in patriotic activities in Hanoi. Dung is also the 13th blogger to sign the Statement 258originated by the Network of Vietnamese Bloggers.
Learning the news, some young bloggers in Hanoi rushed to Dung’s residence to help. However, upon arriving at the scene, they discovered many police in uniform were surrounding and blocking access to the building. According to Dung’s neighbors, police was carrying out a search operation inside Dung’s apartment.
A friend of Dung, Trinh Anh Tuan (Facebook Gio Lang Thang) said: Since noon, two contact
numbers of Dung have had ring tones but nobody picked up the calls.
At 3 p.m., Tuan continued to call and only heard the noise in the background. To this point, all avenues of communication were completely cut off.
Nguyen Van Dung, a native of Phu Tho, was arrested and detained in Hoa Lo Prison for 3 days for participating in an anti-China protest in Hanoi in August 2011.
Hanoi Police carried out the kidnap after committing a series of violation of human rights targeted an English class of a youth group in Hanoi on Aug 13, 2013. These are the acts of a well-planned, systematical repression targeted the patriotic youths in order to destroy their peaceful activities.
CA chốt chặn bên ngoài hành lang của khu tập thể. Bên trong, CA đang khám xét đồ đạc của anh Nguyễn Văn Dũng (Ảnh: Facebook Lê Thiện Nhân)
At 9:20 p.m., blogger Trinh Anh Tuan (Gio Lang Thang) continued to send out an emergency message that says: After 9 hours, since receiving a message from Nguyen Van Dung (Aduku Adk) informing his arrest at 201, A7, Khuong Thuong Co-Op, Dong Da, Hanoi, we still don’t have any information about his status. Nobody has picked up the calls on his phones. We have searched for his information at the above address without any result. The neighbors refused to open the door for us to enter the building.
When we came to the police station of Trung Tu Ward to report his missing, they replied that there was no evidence of his missing and only the family has the right to report it.
Please share this information to protect Nguyen Van Dung.