Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

Vietnamese Activists, NGOs Protest Visit by China’s President

(Radio Free Asia) Eight Vietnamese nongovernmental organizations and 1,700 activists who live inside and outside the country have added their names to an online petition, urging Chinese President Xi Jinping not to visit Hanoi this week to protest China’s aggressive policy in the South China Sea. (3/11/2015)

As Internet use surges in Vietnam, users scramble to stay secure

(Trinh Nguyen) - On any typical day, Facebook’s nearly 1 billion users log into their account to find dozens of notifications to read through. On a not so typical day earlier this summer, Vũ Đức Minh came across a more alarming notification. (11/10/2015)

Catholic Youth Activists Released After 4-Year Sentences in Vietnam

(Radio Free Asia) - Two Catholic youth activists released from prison this week after serving four years on charges of attempting to overthrow Vietnam’s communist government said Thursday they refused to accept their convictions and vowed to continue their (...) (28/08/2015)

Vietnamese Rapper Nah’s Not-So-Veiled Regime Critique

(The Diplomat) - A deadpan rap by a young Ho Chi Minh City-ite Nah has clocked up over 900,000 YouTube views since it was released early this year. The rapper has since been interviewed by the BBC and Global Post, among others. Why? Possibly because the chorus is dit me cong san or, roughly, “f*ck (...) (18/08/2015)

Two Catholic Activists Released From Prison

(BBC) - Two of the 14 defendants in the group of Vietnamese Catholic youth charged under “attempting to overthrow the government” in the 2013 trial were recently released after four years in prison. “I don’t regret anything after four years in prison. I’m proud to have been imprisoned for four years,” (...) (11/08/2015)

Vietnam’s Communist Party Chief Addresses Human Rights in Key U.S. Trip

(Radio Free Asia) - After a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama that was dogged by protests from Vietnamese exiles and expatriates, the head of Vietnam’s Communist Party said Wednesday that human rights were a top concern of the authoritarian, one-party (...) (9/07/2015)

Obama to Broach Human Rights Problems With Vietnamese Communist Party Official

(Radio Free Asia) - U.S. President Barack Obama will bring up human rights issues with a high-ranking Vietnamese Communist Party official when they meet next week in Washington, according to a prominent activist who met with American officials to discuss the situation ahead of the (...) (4/07/2015)

11 NGO’s call for respect of basic rights upon imminent release of human right lawyer Le Quoc Quan

(International Organizations) - 11 NGO’s have written a joint letter for Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung with the imminent release of human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan. This joint letter calls upon the Government of Vietnam to respect and protect Mr. Le Quoc Quan’s internationally protected (...) (25/06/2015)

It’s Time for the Obama Administration to Get Tough on Human Rights in Vietnam

(John Sifton) - This month, I met her father, Nguyen Van Loi, who had come to Washington to talk about the fate of his daughter. Minh Man is one of at least 160 political prisoners the Vietnamese government convicted in the last few years under penal code provisions that criminalize criticism of the (...) (24/06/2015)

The Human Rights situation in Vietnam

(Parliament of Canada) - The Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development today issued a statement concerning the human rights situation in Vietnam, focusing specifically on the situation of religious minorities in that country. The statement (...) (21/06/2015)