UN Human Rights Office concerned with the conviction of three human rights defenders in Viet Nam

(OHCHR) The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia (OHCHR) is concerned that a court in Viet Nam has convicted and imprisoned three human rights defenders for their peaceful human rights work. On 26 August 2014, the Dong Thap Provincial People’s Court sentenced Ms. Bui Thi Minh Hang, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh, and Mr. Nguyen Van Minh to between two and three years in prison on charges of (...)



Letter to authorities for Le Quoc Quan

(International Organizations) 2 September is the national holiday in Vietnam. On this day, the Vietnamese president often (...) (28/08/2014)

 

Members of Congress demand the immediate release of human rights attorney Le Quoc Quan

(Members of Congress) We write to urge the immediate release of imprisoned human rights attorney Le Quoc Quan, who (...) (22/08/2014)

 

Rights before weapons for Vietnam

(Duy Hoang) Earlier this month, Senator John McCain indicated that it was time for the United States to (...) (21/08/2014)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

Vietnam Abusing Facebook Reporting Tools To Stifle Dissent

(Tech Dirt) - It’s funny how strong-arming governments, theoretically able to bypass the red-tape that makes republics and democracies so slow-moving, just can’t produce that kind of nimble posture when walking back their attempts to thought-control the internet. Time and again, we find examples of governments (...)


Press Releases

Press Releases

Hanoi government must stop attacks against Vietnam’s Facebook community

(Viet Tan) - In a heavily-censored and closed media environment such as Vietnam’s, Facebook has become a vital platform for Vietnamese civil society. Many Vietnamese use Facebook to share information and participate in uncensored debate. Citizen journalists are able to communicate with an audience in the (...)


Articles & Speeches

Articles & Speeches

Vietnamese Government ‘Opinion Shapers’ Target Activist Facebook Pages

(Duy Hoang) - In recent weeks, well-known Vietnamese activists have found themselves suddenly unable to log in to their Facebook accounts. Their personal pages have been suspended for “abuse” even though there was no apparent violation of any Facebook (...)


Guest Forum

Guest Forum

Time for the US to Get Tough on Vietnam

(Khanh Vu Duc) - The United States’ engagement with Vietnam is, in large part, a failure. Hanoi continues to ply benefits from the US while offering little in return. It is time for the US to demand what kind of relationship Hanoi is seeking with (...)


Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

Vietnam Blocks Dissident Facebook Pages Through Fake Abuse Reports

(Radio Free Asia) - Authorities in Vietnam are moving to cripple the online voices of dissidents by blasting a deluge of reports on their Facebook pages accusing them of abusing the popular social network, triggering an automatic shutdown of their public pages and profiles, activists (...)


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