Browsing All posts tagged under »Le Thanh Tung«

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 […]

Web snares Vietnam as bloggers spread protests over land

August 20, 2012


Farmer Le Dung and his fellow villagers stockpiled rocks and petrol bombs to battle police trying to take over their land for a luxury property development near Vietnam’s capital city. But their most powerful weapon turned out to be the equipment they had set up with the help of Internet activists to record and broadcast […]

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 […]