Press Releases

Press Releases

Ahead of National Assembly election, Vietnamese authorities resort to “ballot stuffing” on independent platform for political expression

(Viet Tan) On the eve of the National Assembly elections in Vietnam, state-sponsored hackers fail to shut down the Lá Phiếu (Ballot) app. Through a brute force attack, regime hackers attempted to silence the platform for political expression. (22/05/2016)

Voting app for political expression has launched ahead of Vietnam’s National Assembly Election

(Viet Tan) - The Lá Phiếu (Ballot) app is now available on Google Play, allowing smartphone users to cast their votes and and freely express their political views ahead of Vietnam’s National Assembly elections on May 22. “Lá Phiếu” includes all party and non-party candidates and will give a broad, inclusive look (...) (18/05/2016)

Vietnamese authorities must cease attacks on activist Tran Minh Nhat

(Viet Tan) - Tran Minh Nhat, a former prisoner of conscience, was stoned on the head and threatened by local authorities that they would burn his house down. This latest attack on February 22 follows months of harassment including pesticides being spread around his home killing off the family’s livelihood, a (...) (23/02/2016)

Open Letter to Frontline/ProPublica re: “Terror in Little Saigon”

(Duy Hoang) - I am writing to request that you uphold the editorial integrity and standards of the Public Broadcasting Service by retracting the program “Terror in Little Saigon” which aired and was published on your websites on November 3, 2015. I also urge Frontline and ProPublica to scrutinize the practices (...) (4/11/2015)

Joint Statement from Alliance of Civil Society Organizations and Vietnamese Political Opposition Groups

(Vietnamese Groups) - We, an alliance of civil society organizations and Vietnamese political opposition groups, express our support for the United States government in sending a US navy warship to sail within 12 nautical miles of artificial islands illegally built and occupied by China in Vietnamese (...) (29/10/2015)

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 (...) (9/06/2015)

Pastor Nguyen Manh Hung and Mr. Truong Minh Tam arrive in Canada to advocate for Vietnamese prisoners of conscience

(Viet Tan) - Viet Tan has partnered with the Canadian law Firm Cambridge LLP and is launching an advocacy campaign for Vietnamese activists serving long prison sentences. The first phase of this campaign consists of a hearing at the Canadian parliament, luncheon with parliamentarians hosted by MP Judy Sgro, (...) (29/05/2015)

StoryMaker mobile app launched for Vietnamese netizens

(Viet Tan) - To support Vietnamese citizen journalists, Article 19, Radio Free Asia (RFA), and Viet Tan have localized the StoryMaker mobile app and trained the first cohort of 20 Vietnamese netizens on its use. In a launch event held in Singapore from May 15-17, Vietnamese attendees received training on (...) (18/05/2015)

7th Annual Geneva Summit

(Viet Tan) - On the eve of the UN Human Rights Council’s 2015 session, courageous champions of human rights from around the world will unite to place urgent situations on the international agenda. (16/01/2015)

Life of Vietnamese Activist in Danger Due to Gross Mistreatment in Prison

(Viet Tan) - The Vietnamese government should immediately cease the ill-treatment, physical and psychological abuse of Dang Xuan Dieu while in arbitrary detention. News reports of Dang Xuan Dieu being forced to sleep and eat next to his excrement; denied access to adequate food, clean drinking water and (...) (27/10/2014)