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 unlawful detention of individuals engaged in nonviolent political and social (...) (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)

Hanoi government must stop attacks against Vietnam’s Facebook community

(Viet Tan) - In a heavily-censored and closed media environment such as Vietnam’s, Facebook has become a vital platform for Vietnamese civil society. Many Vietnamese use Facebook to share information and participate in uncensored debate. Citizen journalists are able to communicate with an audience in the (...) (6/08/2014)

Group of human rights organizations hosts Vietnam UPR side event at the Palais des Nations

(International Human Rights Organizations ) - GENEVA - In advance of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s Universal Periodic Review, a group of Vietnamese and international human rights organizations will host a side event on February 4, 2014 at the Palais Des Nations to shine a spotlight on the most egregious human rights abuses in Vietnam (...) (27/01/2014)

With Membership Comes Responsibility: Ensuring Human Rights in Vietnam

(International Human Rights Organizations) - In advance of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s UPR on February 5 a coalition of Vietnamese and international human rights organizations and activists will shine a spotlight on the most egregious human rights abuses in Vietnam (...) (21/01/2014)

Opportunity for President Obama to redefine U.S.-Vietnam relations

(Viet Tan) - Truong Tan Sang is the president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, but the people have never elected him to office. In the short term it may be necessary for Washington to deal with autocrats. (23/07/2013)

Democracy activist Dr. Nguyen Quoc Quan released today

(Viet Tan) - After postponing his trial on January 22, the Vietnamese communist government today released democracy activist and Viet Tan member Dr. Nguyen Quoc Quan after nine months in prison. He is currently on his way home and will land at Los Angeles International Airport at 7:25pm local (...) (30/01/2013)