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Press Releases

Press Releases

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 today. (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)


Hanoi regime continues to detain democracy activist Nguyen Quoc Quan

(Viet Tan) - Today marks four months of arbitrary detention in a Vietnamese jail for Dr. Nguyen Quoc Quan. A California resident and father of two, Dr. Quan was detained upon arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Saigon - an act promptly denounced by lawmakers from the United States, Europe, and Australia. A (...) (17/08/2012)


Urgent intervention needed for land rights activist Tran Thi Thuy

(Viet Tan) - Authorities in Vietnam have continued to subject Tran Thi Thuy, a 40-year old land rights activist and member of Viet Tan, to inhumane prison conditions. She received an eight year prison term and has been singled out for degrading and harsh treatment according to individuals who have come into (...) (16/07/2012)


Six US Members of Congress call for release of democracy activist Nguyen Quoc Quan

(Viet Tan) - In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Dan Lungren and five other House members urged the State Department “to secure the immediate release of Dr. Nguyen Quoc Quan so he can be reunited with his wife and two sons." (5/05/2012)