Activists in Taiwan called on the island’s largest industrial group, Formosa Plastics, to investigate recent mass fish deaths in Vietnam, near where the company has a steel plant. The deaths in April of fish in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province, where the Taiwan group’s $10.6 billion steel plant is located, and three other provinces along a 200 km (125 miles) stretch of coast, sparked rare protests in (...) (18/06/2016)
(Front Line Defenders) - On 10 June 2016 land rights defender Ms Can Thi Theu was arrested in Hoa Binh province and charged with ’causing public disorder’. She is being detained in Hoa Lo detention centre in Hanoi.
(Reuters) - The Vietnamese government restricted access to Facebook Inc inside Vietnam for several days this week as part of a broader crackdown on human rights and political dissidents during a visit by President Barack Obama, two activist organizations said on (...)