Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

Vietnamese use ’40 years too many’ tag to call for end to communism

(Al Jazeera) Some Vietnamese citizens are tagging the country with "40 years too many" to call for an end to communist rule. April 30 marks four decades since the Viet Cong reclaimed Saigon and communism was established. Many are posting signs throughout Vietnam with ‪#‎40NămQuáĐủ ‬ ("40 years too many") to say they’ve "had enough of communist rule" as part of a contest. The competition is sponsored by the Viet (...) (27/04/2015)

A Parliamentary briefing on the prospects for democracy and human rights in vietnam

(Wayne Marston) - Ottawa — Members of the media are invited to attend a Parliamentary briefing on the democracy and human rights movement in Vietnam, hosted by Wayne Marston, M.P., Official Opposition of Canada’s Critic for Human Rights. The evening’s keynote speaker will be Viet Tan (Vietnam Reform Party) (...) (17/11/2014)

RWB condemns harassment of Vietnamese blogger and family

(Reporters Without Borders) - Reporters Without Borders deplores the harassment of the blogger Pham Minh Hoang and his family, which led to an assault on the French consul-general in Ho Chi Minh City on November 5. The diplomat, Emmanuel Ly Battalan, was assaulted by gangsters supported by plain-clothes police when he (...) (10/11/2014)

Stanford Law School’s Allen Weiner Reports to United Nations on Ongoing Human Rights Violations by Vietnamese Government

(Stanford Law School) - Allen Weiner, director of the Stanford Program in International and Comparative Law at Stanford Law School, today filed an update concerning the petition initially submitted to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) in Geneva in July 2012 contesting the illegal arrest (...) (22/10/2014)

Vietnamese Engineer-Activist Treated Like a ‘Slave,’ Humiliated in Jail

(Radio Free Asia) - A Vietnamese engineer imprisoned for his activism has been beaten, humiliated and treated like a “slave” in jail after refusing to wear prisoner uniform, his brother and a former inmate said Wednesday, calling for pressure on the authorities to bring him out of (...) (9/10/2014)

Vietnamese Catholic Dissident Freed After More Than Three Years in Prison

(Radio Free Asia) - A Vietnamese Catholic activist was freed Thursday after serving more than three years in prison, where he said he had nearly died from a beating and had suffered repeated humiliation by guards who denied him access to the Bible. (4/10/2014)

Vietnam Blocks Dissident Facebook Pages Through Fake Abuse Reports

(Radio Free Asia) - Authorities in Vietnam are moving to cripple the online voices of dissidents by blasting a deluge of reports on their Facebook pages accusing them of abusing the popular social network, triggering an automatic shutdown of their public pages and profiles, activists (...) (22/07/2014)

Vietnam: Release of woman labour rights activist positive but scores remain behind bars

(Amnesty International) - The early release of Do Thi Minh Hanh, a woman labour activist and prisoner of conscience, in Viet Nam is a positive step but authorities must now follow up and release the scores of other peaceful activists still behind bars, Amnesty International (...) (1/07/2014)

Understanding Internet Freedom: Vietnam’s Digital Activists

(Viet Tan, SecondMuse) - Six digital activists from Vietnam were invited to the U.S in April and May by Viet Tan, Access, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Radio Free Asia and Reporters Without Borders. During their 3 weeks stay in the U.S. the activists participated in a series of educational and human rights activities (...) (5/06/2014)

Blogging for freedom in Vietnam

(The New Yorker) - A few years before his arrest, in 2012, I exchanged e-mails with the Vietnamese blogger Le Quoc Quan, a Hanoi-based lawyer who first started blogging in 2005. He told me that his first post, just a sentence long, read: “Oh my fatherland of Vietnam, I want to say something to (...) (3/06/2014)