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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 […]

Vietnam Treads China’s Path

May 22, 2011

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While international attention has been focused on China’s crackdown on activists, Vietnam has also been tightening the noose around dissent. Campaigners in China aren’t the only ones feeling the heat from an overbearing communist regime. While global attention has been focused on the detention of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, dissidents in Vietnam have […]

Online commentator receives harsh sentence in Vietnam

May 4, 2011

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Bangkok, April 29, 2011–Vietnamese authorities should release democracy activist and online commentator Vi Duc Hoi, who was given a five-year prison term Tuesday for critical essays posted on the Internet, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Hoi, a former high-ranking Communist party member turned pro-democracy activist, was originally sentenced to eight years in prison […]