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Vietnam: Rights Dialogue Should Produce Concrete Steps

April 16, 2013

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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 […]

Vietnamese government cracks whip over public dissent

February 22, 2013

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While public anger in Vietnam at corruption in state-run companies mounts, the government is fuelling further outrage with a series of crackdowns on those opposed to the ruling regime. This month a court in Vietnam sentenced a man to life in prison and gave jail terms of up to 17 years to other defendants after […]

Rights group urges Vietnam to probe dissident beating

August 21, 2012

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HANOI — Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called on Vietnam to investigate a violent attack on a prominent dissident lawyer involved in a string of anti-China demonstrations. Le Quoc Quan, who blogs on a range of sensitive topics including civil rights, political pluralism and religious freedom, told AFP he was struck with a steel baton […]

Dissident Lawyer Attacked

August 21, 2012

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A Vietnamese human rights lawyer is beaten near his home in Hanoi. An outspoken and formerly imprisoned Vietnamese rights lawyer said Monday that he has been beaten by men he believes were plainclothes police. Le Quoc Quan told RFA’s Vietnamese service that he was attacked by a group of men around 8:00 p.m. on Sunday […]