Stop the Crackdown in Vietnam

(International Organizations) Vietnam is in the midst of an unprecedented political crackdown against peaceful expression. So far this year, the Vietnamese authorities have arrested or exiled at least 25 peaceful activists and bloggers. In a series of sham trials, the government has orchestrated the wrongful convictions and sentencing of human rights defenders and bloggers including Tran Thi Nga, Nguyen Van Oai, and (...)



Vietnam’s harsh summer: state launches largest crackdown on dissidents in years

(The Guardian) At least 11 activists have been arrested, charged or convicted over the past few months, while (...) (27/09/2017)

 

Vietnam Jails Prominent Blogger For Five Years

(Radio Free Asia) A court in northern-central Vietnam’s Nghe An province on Monday sentenced prominent blogger and (...) (20/09/2017)

 

2017 Crackdown in Vietnam

(Viet Tan) A snapshot of the ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression in Vietnam in 2017. 25 bloggers, (...) (13/08/2017)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

Vietnam president’s mysterious absence raising eyebrows

(Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI — Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has not been seen in public for nearly a month with no explanation from the government, fueling speculation about a power struggle and talk that the nation’s top leader — the head of the Communist Party — could step down next (...)


Press Releases

Press Releases

Vietnamese Human Rights Defender Sentenced in Sham Trial

(Viet Tan) - A kangaroo court today sentenced Vietnamese human rights defender and blogger Nguyen Van Oai to five years prison followed by four years house arrest. In a four hour trial, 36-year old Nguyen Van Oai was convicted of “resisting persons on duty” and “failing to comply with sentence” under Articles (...)


Articles & Speeches

Articles & Speeches

Hanoi’s 2017 Crackdown on Freedom of Expression

(Don Le) - Vietnamese authorities have been continuing their crackdown on freedom of expression, detaining advocates and drafting cybersecurity laws which target online content critical of the state. This is a worrying sign for Vietnamese activists defending basic rights. This year alone, Vietnamese (...)


Guest Forum

Guest Forum

Speech by Catholic Priest Dang Huu Nam regarding the Formosa environmental disaster

(Dang Huu Nam) - A Catholic Priest from one of the affected areas in Vietnam, Reverend Dang Huu Nam, pre-recorded his speech as he was prevented from attending the press conference in Taipei.


Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

Vietnamese Blogger Phạm Minh Hoàng Detained, Stripped of Citizenship, and Exiled to France

(Global Voices) - Professor Phạm Minh Hoàng learned earlier this month that Vietnam’s president had decided to take away his citizenship. The 61-year-old, who holds dual French-Vietnamese citizenship, is a prominent blogger who writes about human rights, social justice, and corruption in Vietnam. He’s a member of (...)