Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

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)

From Team Hillary to Vietnam Lobbyist

(The Daily Beast) - Did a lobbying firm close to Hillary Clinton help seal the deal to lift the U.S. arms embargo with Vietnam? Early this week President Obama announced that U.S. companies can start selling arms to Vietnam, a move predicated on the belief that allowing American arms manufacturers to sell lethal (...) (25/05/2016)

Obama urged to seek freedom for activists on Vietnam visit

(AP) - WASHINGTON (AP) — An international coalition of human rights groups on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to seek freedom for imprisoned activists when he visits Vietnam next month. The coalition of 19 groups also wants Obama to tell Vietnam’s authoritarian government that its repression of (...) (28/04/2016)

19 Rights Organisations Urge Obama to Raise Human Rights Issues with Vietnam

(Human Rights Organizations) - Dear President Obama, We represent a broad, international coalition of human rights organizations, brought together by our common concern over Vietnam’s continued repression of its citizens’ fundamental human rights. In advance of your upcoming visit to Vietnam, we write to raise issues of (...) (27/04/2016)

Interview: Vietnam’s ’Other’ Political Party

(The Diplomat) - The Diplomat talks with the spokesman of Vietnam’s most prominent sanctioned political party about the country’s politics. Duy Hoang is the U.S.-based spokesman for Viet Tan, the country’s most prominent unsanctioned political party which claims thousands of members inside Vietnam and among the (...) (8/04/2016)

Political Prisoner Confronted With Difficult Choice

(Loa) - “Go home and alert the human rights organizations, the United Nations, and Vietnamese abroad to please do their best to take care of me. Even if I die in prison, I will never plead guilty to the Communist party because I did things for the people and for the country, to take care of the people (...) (9/02/2016)

Burmese and Vietnamese Pro-democracy and Civil Society Organizations Call for Nguyen Van Dai’s Release

(International Organizations) - In the spirit of regional solidarity, Burmese and Vietnamese pro-democracy and civil society organizations have come together to call for the immediate release of prominent human rights lawyer and blogger Nguyen Van Dai and his colleague Le Thu (...) (22/01/2016)