Vietnamese Land Activist Cấn Thị Thêu Has Braved Violence, Arrest and Prison

(Global Voices) This edited article by Giang Nguyễn is from Loa, an independent news website and podcast that broadcasts stories about Vietnam, and is republished by Global Voices as part of a content-sharing agreement. It tells the story of land rights activist Can Thi Theu, who was arrested last June for ‘causing public disorder’ during a demonstration. On September 20, she was sentenced to 20 months in (...)



Vietnam fishermen sue Taiwan firm over mass fish deaths

(AFP) Hundreds of fishermen in central Vietnam have filed lawsuits demanding more compensation from a (...) (27/09/2016)

 

Vietnam jails land activist a second time for ’public disorder’

(Reuters) A court in Vietnam sentenced a land rights activist to 20 months in jail on Tuesday for causing (...) (20/09/2016)

 

Help Release Prisoner of Conscience With Tumor (Viet Nam: UA 284/15)

(Amnesty International) Prisoner of conscience Trần Thị Thúy’s health has seriously deteriorated since being diagnosed with (...) (15/09/2016)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

Viet Nam: Conviction of youth activists highlights authorities’ retrograde attitude to human rights

(Amnesty International) - The convictions of two young men - Nguyễn Hữu Quốc Duy and Nguyễn Hữu Thiên An - on charges of “conducting propaganda against the state” on 23 August 2016 highlight the failure of the authorities in Viet Nam to come to terms with the increased willingness of people in Viet Nam to express (...)


Press Releases

Press Releases

Environmental Justice for Vietnam

(Viet Tan) - Viet Tan alongside Vietnamese and Taiwanese civil society organizations will be holding a press conference at the headquarters of Formosa Plastics Corporation (Dunhua North Road, Taipei 201) at 10am on August 10th.


Articles & Speeches

Articles & Speeches

Statement by Viet Tan at Formosa Headquarters

(Duy Hoang) - In April, tons of dead fish began washing up along Vietnam’s central coast. For over two months, the Vietnamese authorities and Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company provided misleading and conflicting responses. The secretive “settlement” announced by the Hanoi government and Formosa on June 30th (...)


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

Activists demand Formosa Plastics Group shut steel unit in Vietnam

(Reuters) - TAIPEI, Aug 10 (Reuters) - About 100 activists protested in front of Formosa Plastics Group’s headquarters in Taipei on Wednesday demanding it shut its steel project in Vietnam and urged Hanoi to prosecute the Taiwanese firm for environmental (...)