Hà Nội Upholds Jail Sentence for Land Rights Activist

(Loa) A prominent Vietnamese land rights activist, 54-year-old Cấn Thị Thêu, has had her sentence upheld in her appeal trial Wednesday. The Hà Nội People’s Court declined to reduce her 20-month jail term, while scores of her supporters who were barred from attending the ‘public’ trial protested outside the courthouse.



Australian Representative Speaks Up in Parliament Regarding Vietnam’s Prisoners of Conscience

(Chris Hayes) Australian Federal Member of Parliament Chris Hayes discussed the arrest of blogger Nguyen Ngoc (...) (25/11/2016)

 

U.N. Working Group Seeks Release of Vietnamese Photographer Jailed in 2013

(RFA) The mother of jailed photo-journalist Nguyen Dang Minh Man expressed hope that the Vietnamese (...) (19/11/2016)

 

UN Working Group Rules in Favour Regarding Detention of Nguyen Dang Minh Man

(UNWGAD) In a decision announced on September 22, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary (...) (18/11/2016)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

A victory in the fight for freedom of expression in Vietnam

(Media Legal Defence Initiative) - The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called for the release of a Vietnamese photojournalist, Mihn Man Dang Nguyen, who is currently serving a prison sentence for documenting events and issues that the Vietnamese Government did not wish to be publicised. The UN Working Group Opinion (...)


Press Releases

Press Releases

United Nations Declares Detention of Vietnamese Activist “Arbitrary”

(Viet Tan) - In a victory for freedom of association in Vietnam, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called for the immediate release of Vietnamese activist and photojournalist Nguyen Dang Minh Man.


Articles & Speeches

Articles & Speeches

A Decade of Industrialization: Fish and Humans Pay the Price

(Viet Tan Alert) - The Vietnamese state has often been complicit in the country’s worst environmental disasters. Despite updating the Law on Environmental Protection in 2015, officials have tolerated the discharge of untreated wastewater from industrial projects with serious harm to local (...)


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

In Vietnam, telling the truth is criminal ‘propaganda’

(The Washington Post) - THIS MAY, in a visit to Vietnam, President Obama announced he was lifting the embargo on selling lethal arms to Hanoi as part of an effort to normalize relations long after the Vietnam War. While celebrating Vietnam’s deepening economic and security ties to the United States, Mr. Obama cautioned (...)