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Press Releases

Press Releases

Vietnamese democracy activist Dang Xuan Dieu released from prison

(Viet Tan) One of Vietnam’s most prominent political prisoners was released and exiled after almost six years of arbitrary detention and harsh treatment. Dang Xuan Dieu arrived in Paris today following sustained pressure for his freedom from the EU, human rights groups, elected officials, and Vietnamese at home and around the (...) (13/01/2017)


Vietnamese human rights lawyer arbitrarily detained for the last year

(Viet Tan) - The Vietnamese government must immediately and unconditionally release human rights lawyer and blogger Nguyen Van Dai who has been arbitrarily detained for a year without access to legal representation or any word of an upcoming (...) (15/12/2016)


Statement on International Human Rights Day 2016

(Vietnamese organizations) - December 9, 2016 December 10, 2016 marks the 68th anniversary of when the Universal Declaration of Human RIghts was adopted. This document has become the common standard of rights for all people that must be respected by every nation. Although a member of the United Nations Human Rights (...) (9/12/2016)


United Nations Declares Detention of Vietnamese Activist “Arbitrary”

(Viet Tan) - In a victory for freedom of association in Vietnam, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called for the immediate release of Vietnamese activist and photojournalist Nguyen Dang Minh Man. (18/11/2016)


Hanoi resorts to fear tactics against Viet Tan’s pro-democracy efforts

(Viet Tan) - Viet Tan is a pro-democracy organization working to promote social justice and human rights through nonviolent means. Our members inside Vietnam and around the world have worked with non-governmental organizations, elected officials, and civil society to increase political space for the (...) (7/10/2016)


Environmental Justice for Vietnam

(Viet Tan) - Viet Tan alongside Vietnamese and Taiwanese civil society organizations will be holding a press conference at the headquarters of Formosa Plastics Corporation (Dunhua North Road, Taipei 201) at 10am on August 10th. (9/08/2016)


Joint Declaration by Vietnamese Civil and Political Organizations Regarding the Government’s Reaction towards the Environmental Disaster in Central Vietnam

(Vietnamese organizations) - It has been three months since fish were found dead off the coast of central Vietnam. This disaster has severely damaged the environment affecting millions of people who have jobs related to the sea as well as future generations. The disaster has occurred in the context of ongoing issues of (...) (5/07/2016)


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)