Vietnam frees high-profile dissident lawyer

(AFP) Hanoi (AFP) - One of Vietnam’s most prominent dissidents vowed to continue his anti-China activism after being released from prison on Saturday after serving two and a half years on tax evasion charges.



Family Sends Letter Urging John Kerry to Call For Release of Vietnam’s Prisoners of Conscience

(Dang Xuan Ha) The family of Vietnamese voice of conscience Dang Xuan Dieu gathered together to send a letter (...) (27/06/2015)

 

11 NGO’s call for respect of basic rights upon imminent release of human right lawyer Le Quoc Quan

(International Organizations) 11 NGO’s have written a joint letter for Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung with the (...) (25/06/2015)

 

Urge Secretary Kerry to call for the release of Vietnamese Prisoners of Conscience

On the eve of VCP General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to the U.S., please urge Secretary (...) (25/06/2015)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

Remarks on Prison Conditions in Vietnam

(Truong Minh Tam) - The state of human rights violations in Vietnam is grave, especially among political prisoners in Vietnam. Today, I will present on what I have witnessed in my year in prison.


Press Releases

Press Releases

Briefing on Vietnam’s Voices of Conscience

(Viet Tan) - Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), and Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-4), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam, will host a briefing with activists from Vietnam and Stanford Law School’s Allen Weiner. The briefing will highlight the Government of Vietnam’s mistreatment and (...)


Articles & Speeches

Articles & Speeches

Testimony on Vietnam’s Prisoners of Conscience before Canada’s House of Commons

(Trinh Nguyen) - Appearing before the Canadian House of Commons, Trinh Nguyen - along with human rights activist Truong Minh Tam and Reverend Nguyen Manh Hung - raise the case of three imprisoned human rights defenders in Vietnam.


Guest Forum

Guest Forum

Vietnam: A not so happy anniversary

(Graham Cooke) - The Australian Navy’s treatment of 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers in sending them back to their home country last month after a hurried on-sea ‘assessment’ process, was without any real attempt to discover why the people were leaving and what would happen to them when they were (...)


Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

It’s Time for the Obama Administration to Get Tough on Human Rights in Vietnam

(John Sifton) - This month, I met her father, Nguyen Van Loi, who had come to Washington to talk about the fate of his daughter. Minh Man is one of at least 160 political prisoners the Vietnamese government convicted in the last few years under penal code provisions that criminalize criticism of the (...)