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Hundreds of Vietnamese officers surrounded house of ‘Onion Leaf Bae’ to arrest him, wife says

  • Bui Tuan Lam, a Vietnamese noodle vendor, was arrested on Wednesday over a video that was widely viewed as mocking a senior government official in Vietnam.
  • Lam was apprehended in his family home and was gagged by the police with a dirty towel during his arrest, according to his wife Le Than Lam.
  • The police officers allegedly destroyed three security cameras and confiscated three T-shirts with the phrase “Human rights should be respected in Vietnam” printed on them, according to Le.
  • Lam was charged for violating Article 117 of Vietnam’s Penal Code, which prohibits “creating, storing, and disseminating materials and items against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.”

The Vietnamese noodle vendor dubbed “Onion Leaf Bae” was gagged by the police during his arrest on Wednesday, according to his wife. 

Bui Tuan Lam was arrested over a viral video that was widely viewed as mocking a senior government official in Vietnam. 

Vietnam arrests noodle vendor for his viral imitation of Salt Bae

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  • Bui Tuan Lam, a Vietnamese noodle vendor, was arrested on Wednesday over a video that was widely viewed as mocking a senior government official in Vietnam.
  • He was summoned by the police in 2021 after he went viral over a video of himself imitating celebrity chef Nusret Gökçe, also known as “Salt Bae,” who served an expensive steak to a Vietnamese government official.
  • He was charged for violating Article 117 of Vietnam’s Penal Code, which prohibits “creating, storing, and disseminating materials and items against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.”
  • The nation has been widely criticized for controlling online dissent.

A Vietnamese noodle vendor was arrested on Wednesday over a viral video that was widely viewed as mocking a senior government official in Vietnam. 

Bui Tuan Lam, also known as “Onion Leaf Bae,” was accused of anti-state propaganda for his online content, which police said distorted the policies of Vietnam’s ruling party.