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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 […]

Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Named ‘Woman of Courage’

March 9, 2013

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A Vietnamese blogger languishing in jail after challenging her one-party Communist government leaders on social justice issues was honored in the U.S. Friday as an “International Woman of Courage” in a move highlighting Hanoi’s crackdown on online dissent. Ta Phong Tan, a Catholic ex-policewoman who is serving a 10-year jail sentence for conducting “anti-state propaganda” […]

Vietnam sentences 2 songwriters to prison for posting songs critical of the government

October 30, 2012

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Any Vietnamese who accuses the Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) of selling Vietnam out to China will be automatically sentenced to long years in jail. Below is proof that the VCP has tried its utmost to unofficially turn Vietnam into one of China’s newest colonial province. Vietnamese children waving modified China’s flag (5 small stars instead […]

Law student fights to free fiancé

September 24, 2012

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From unconfirmed reports, jailed democracy activist Nguyen Tien Trung was one of 3 government-provided witnesses that “fingered” bloggers Dieu Cay, AnhBaSG, and Ta Phong Tan at their trial in Saigon on 24 September 2012. For four years, law student Huong Nguyen has been studying democracy. Democracy is a fascinating abstraction for some but a given […]

Vietnam jails three bloggers for ‘anti-state propaganda’

September 24, 2012

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HO CHI MINH CITY — A court in southern Vietnam jailed three bloggers Monday for “anti-state propaganda” at a brief but dramatic hearing, prompting calls from the United States and EU for their immediate release. After a trial lasting just a few hours, high-profile blogger Nguyen Van Hai, alias Dieu Cay, was sentenced to 12 […]

Media Crackdown Intensifies

September 19, 2012

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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, […]

Protesters Want Activists Freed

August 29, 2012

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Supporters of 17 Vietnamese social activists hold a mass candlelight vigil and a protest in Hanoi. RFA Supporters of the 17 social activists clash with police in Hanoi, Aug. 27, 2012. Relatives and supporters of 17 jailed Vietnamese social activists have staged a protest march and candlelight vigil demanding their release, as a dozen nongovernmental […]