Press Releases

Press Releases

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)

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)