Browsing All posts tagged under »Nguyen Van Hai«

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 […]

Media Crackdown Intensifies

September 19, 2012


Vietnam promotes an image of an open economy but is intensifying a crackdown on journalists and bloggers, says a report. AFP A Vietnamese internet user watches a blog video showing villagers clashing with police in a land dispute, May 7, 2012.  The Vietnamese government has stepped up a media crackdown by tightly monitoring journalists’ movements, […]

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 […]

Authorities Watch Mourners

August 3, 2012


The Vietnamese government is keeping a close watch on mourners flocking to the home of a woman who self-immolated this week. An altar to Dang Thi Kim Lieng, blogger Ta Phong Tan’s mother, at her home in Bac Lieu, July 31, 2012. Vietnamese authorities are closely monitoring those paying their respects to an outspoken blogger’s […]

Open letter to the EU on the closed trial of three Vietnamese pro-democracy bloggers

July 31, 2012


JOINT OPEN LETTER – THE OBSERVATORY   Attn : Heads of Missions Embassies of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern […]