Press Releases

Press Releases

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)

Fourteen Human Rights Defenders Convicted in a Sham Trial in Vietnam

(Viet Tan) - Viet Tan condemns the arbitrary conviction of 14 human rights defenders today by the Vietnamese communist government. By persecuting the individuals for their peaceful expression and political advocacy, the Hanoi regime has shown once again its fear of civil (...) (9/01/2013)

Viet Tan welcomes passage of human rights legislation by US House of Representatives

(Viet Tan) - Viet Tan applauds the US House of Representatives for passing two important bills today supporting human rights in Vietnam: House Resolution 484 and the Vietnam Human Rights Act. (11/09/2012)

Hanoi regime retracts terrorism accusation against democracy activist Nguyen Quoc Quan

(Viet Tan) - The Vietnamese authorities have officially extended the detention period of democracy activist and American citizen Nguyen Quoc Quan by another four months. The charges against Dr. Nguyen Quoc Quan have been quietly changed from “terrorism” under Article 84 of the Vietnamese Penal Code to (...) (29/08/2012)