Paulus Le Son

Blogger, social activist

Birth date: October 10, 1985

Activity: Blogger, social activist

Date of arrest: August 3, 2011

Sentence: Detained without trial

Charge: Attempting to overthrow the government (Article 79)

Current location: B14 Detention Center, Hanoi

Paulus Le Son is a community organizer and prominent writer for Vietnam Redemptorist News (VRNs). A resident of Hanoi, he is an active community organizer for issues such as HIV, public education, and serves as member of the John Paul II Group for Pro-Life. His popular personal blog ( covers issues of social justice, human rights and sovereignty. He was arrested as part of a larger crackdown currently totaling 17 human rights defenders (mostly from Vinh Province).

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