19 Rights Organisations Urge Obama to Raise Human Rights Issues with Vietnam

(Human Rights Organizations) Dear President Obama, We represent a broad, international coalition of human rights organizations, brought together by our common concern over Vietnam’s continued repression of its citizens’ fundamental human rights. In advance of your upcoming visit to Vietnam, we write to raise issues of significant concern about the Vietnamese government’s respect for fundamental rights, international law, (...)



Vietnam Fish Deaths Cast Suspicion on Formosa Steel Plant

(The Diplomat) In addition to the off-shore conflict in the South China Sea, Vietnamese citizens now have to (...) (1/05/2016)

 

Obama urged to seek freedom for activists on Vietnam visit

(AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — An international coalition of human rights groups on Tuesday urged President (...) (28/04/2016)

 

No Trade Without Freedom of Information

(Duy Hoang & Christophe Deloire) President Obama is set to host the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (...) (13/02/2016)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

Democracy in Action or Shrimp Sauce Election

(Loa) - Hoàng Văn Dũng, a 36-year-old activist with the Việt Nam Path Movement, is making his way to a middle school in Sài Gòn’s Phú Nhuận District. He is dressed in a crisp white shirt and a tie. Dũng is on the campaign trail for a seat on Việt Nam’s 14th National Assembly. On this Monday night in late March, (...)


Press Releases

Press Releases

Vietnamese authorities must cease attacks on activist Tran Minh Nhat

(Viet Tan) - Tran Minh Nhat, a former prisoner of conscience, was stoned on the head and threatened by local authorities that they would burn his house down. This latest attack on February 22 follows months of harassment including pesticides being spread around his home killing off the family’s livelihood, a (...)


Articles & Speeches

Articles & Speeches

New Access to Information Law Restricts Access to Information

(Viet Tan Alert) - Citing national security, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s National Assembly has issued legislation limiting the right to access information. The legislation will allow authorities to penalize activists and citizen journalists found sharing public information deemed critical of the (...)


Guest Forum

Guest Forum

President Obama needs to speak out on free elections in Vietnam

(Brad Adams) - While it’s still anyone’s guess who will win November’s presidential election in the United States, I can tell you with certainty — before a ballot is cast — who will win this year’s election in Vietnam. It will be Gen. Tran Dai Quang. I even know who the next prime minister will be. His name is (...)


Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

Interview: Vietnam’s ’Other’ Political Party

(The Diplomat) - The Diplomat talks with the spokesman of Vietnam’s most prominent sanctioned political party about the country’s politics. Duy Hoang is the U.S.-based spokesman for Viet Tan, the country’s most prominent unsanctioned political party which claims thousands of members inside Vietnam and among the (...)