Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

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 “hell.” (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)

U.S.-based Political Party Denies Vietnam’s Accusation of Inciting Anti-China Riots

(BBC) - Viet Tan, a U.S.-based opposition party banned in Vietnam, has rejected the communist government’s accusation which says the party played a major role in the anti-China riots in the Vietnamese southern provinces in mid May, the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) (...) (30/05/2014)

U.S. to Raise Bloggers’ Crackdown Issue With Vietnam

(Radio Free Asia) - The United States will raise the issue of Vietnam’s persistent crackdown on bloggers at a bilateral human rights dialogue this month, a senior official said Thursday, as six Vietnam-based bloggers expressed concerns in Washington over harsh restrictions on Internet freedom in the one-party (...) (3/05/2014)

Towards a Free Media in Vietnam

(International Human Rights Organizations) - In marking World Press Freedom Day, join bloggers from Vietnam and other experts working to expand freedom of expression for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities in promoting a free media in Vietnam. (11/04/2014)

Defending freedom of information in Vietnam at the UN

(Reporters Without Borders) - Reporters Without Borders participated in a series of meetings and conferences on Vietnam on 3 and 4 February ahead of Vietnam’s Universal Periodic Review (an examination of its human rights performance) by the United Nations Human Rights Council in (...) (8/02/2014)