Australien MP Simpkins calls for the release of three Prisoners of Conscience

Luke Simpkins

Dear Prime Minister, I write to bring to your attention regarding three human rights defenders who remain detained by the Vietnamese government. Ho Duc Hoa, Dang Xuan Dieu and Nguyen Dang Minh Man have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms and for allegedly under Article 79 of the Penal Code. Their detention has been deemed arbitrary by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary (...) (26/07/2015)

Vietnam Today

A rap anthem called ’F*ck Communism’ is going viral in Vietnam

(Patrick Winn - Global Post) - BANGKOK, Thailand — "Hardcore hip-hop" isn’t releasing yet another rhyme about cocaine and Glocks to titillate the American suburbs. Hardcore hip-hop is a Vietnamese MC rapping about executing corrupt officials and overthrowing the Communist Party. One of Vietnam’s most subversive new rap songs (...)

Viet Tan in the News

Vietnam’s Communist Party Chief Addresses Human Rights in Key U.S. Trip

(Radio Free Asia) - After a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama that was dogged by protests from Vietnamese exiles and expatriates, the head of Vietnam’s Communist Party said Wednesday that human rights were a top concern of the authoritarian, one-party (...)