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Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

“A prison within a prison within a prison”

(New Mandala) Exiled dissident Dang Xuan Dieu recounts the horror of his imprisonment in Vietnam to Mong Palatino. I first learned about the case of Vietnamese activist Dang Xuan Dieu in 2014. His friends and supporters were appealing for global support after they learned that Dieu was being mistreated in prison. This was despite a 2013 ruling from the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (...) (16/03/2017)


Vietnam Cyber Dialogue

(Viet Tan) - Co-hosted by Viet Tan, the 1st Vietnam Cyber Dialogue (VCD) aims to gather community leaders, activists, policy makers, and technologists working towards improving access to information and greater freedom of expression in Vietnam. The one day event hosted at the Internet Freedom Festival in (...) (28/02/2017)


Viet Tan Alert : Former Vietnamese Prisoner of Conscience Re-Arrested

(Viet Tan) - Vietnamese human rights defender, blogger and former political prisoner Nguyen Van Oai has been re-arrested. His wife Ho Thi Chau said Nghe An provincial police arrested Oai, 36, late Thursday evening near his home in Hoang Mai commune (Quynh Luu district, Nghe An province). He has been (...) (20/01/2017)


U.N. Working Group Seeks Release of Vietnamese Photographer Jailed in 2013

(RFA) - The mother of jailed photo-journalist Nguyen Dang Minh Man expressed hope that the Vietnamese government will soon release her daughter, but she also expressed doubts that Hanoi will let her stay in the country. (19/11/2016)


In Vietnam, telling the truth is criminal ‘propaganda’

(The Washington Post) - THIS MAY, in a visit to Vietnam, President Obama announced he was lifting the embargo on selling lethal arms to Hanoi as part of an effort to normalize relations long after the Vietnam War. While celebrating Vietnam’s deepening economic and security ties to the United States, Mr. Obama cautioned (...) (22/10/2016)


Bloggers under threat

(Al Jazeera) - Last week prominent Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Quynh, known by the pen name Mother Mushroom, was arrested and charged with “propagandising” against the state. The government also alleges she is affiliated with a group they call a "terrorist" organisation. But according to the Committee to (...) (21/10/2016)


Vietnam officially labels pro-democracy group Viet Tan a terrorist organization

(Asian Correspondent) - The Vietnamese government has officially declared Viet Tan, a California-based anti-Communist group, a terrorist organization, and warned that anyone involved would be considered accomplices to terrorism. (8/10/2016)


Activists demand Formosa Plastics Group shut steel unit in Vietnam

(Reuters) - TAIPEI, Aug 10 (Reuters) - About 100 activists protested in front of Formosa Plastics Group’s headquarters in Taipei on Wednesday demanding it shut its steel project in Vietnam and urged Hanoi to prosecute the Taiwanese firm for environmental (...) (10/08/2016)


Open Letter to Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC)

(Viet Tan) - The undersigned organisations working to promote and protect human rights online, call on your delegation to support the adoption of a strong and consensus resolution on “the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet” (A/HRC/32/L.20). The resolution is the joint (...) (1/07/2016)


Vietnam restricted access to Facebook during Obama visit: activists

(Reuters) - The Vietnamese government restricted access to Facebook Inc inside Vietnam for several days this week as part of a broader crackdown on human rights and political dissidents during a visit by President Barack Obama, two activist organizations said on (...) (27/05/2016)