Browsing All posts tagged under »Dinh Dang Dinh«

Vietnam: Rights Dialogue Should Produce Concrete Steps

April 16, 2013


Washington, DC – The Vietnamese government should use the opportunity of the upcoming US-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue to release political prisoners and make commitments to end the persecution of bloggers, land rights activists, and other peaceful critics, Human Rights Watch said today. The 17th US-Vietnam Human Rights dialogue will take place in Hanoi beginning on April […]

Blogger Beaten on Leaving Court

November 21, 2012


Police rough up a Vietnamese blogger after a court rejects his appeal against a jail sentence. A Vietnamese dissident blogger was beaten by police and violently herded into a truck on Wednesday after an appeals court upheld his six-year jail term for anti-state propaganda, his wife said. Police beat Dinh Dang Dinh as he was […]

Two Vietnamese bloggers given prison sentences

August 17, 2012


Bangkok, August 17, 2012–Harsh prison sentences handed down recently to two independent Vietnamese bloggers represent the latest official abuses in a widening crackdown on Internet freedoms in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Dinh Dang Dinh, a former schoolteacher and police officer, and Le Thanh Tung, a former military officer, were sentenced […]

Vietnam jails second dissident blogger in a week

August 11, 2012


HANOI – A Vietnamese blogger who posted online calls for democracy has been jailed for five years, official media said Saturday, the second web dissident imprisoned this week in an ongoing crackdown on activists. Le Thanh Tung was convicted of “propaganda against the state” by a Hanoi court over Internet articles for the banned Vietnam […]

Dissident Blogger Jailed

August 9, 2012


Vietnam throws an outspoken netizen in jail for six years. A Vietnamese internet user watches a blog video showing villagers clashing with police in a land dispute, May 7, 2012. Vietnamese authorities on Thursday sentenced an activist blogger to six years in jail for ‘conducting propaganda’ against the one-party state on charges rights groups say […]