Obama urged to seek freedom for activists on Vietnam visit


WASHINGTON (AP) — An international coalition of human rights groups on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to seek freedom for imprisoned activists when he visits Vietnam next month. The coalition of 19 groups also wants Obama to tell Vietnam’s authoritarian government that its repression of human rights endangers its participation in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, (...) (28/04/2016)

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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, (...)

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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 (...)