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Viet Tan in the News

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 Ha. (22/01/2016)

Chris Hayes writes to Australian ambassador regarding recent harassment

(Chris Hayes) - Australian Member of Parliament and Chief Opposition Whip Chris Hayes recently wrote to the Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, Hugh Barrowman, regarding the ongoing harassment of Tran Minh Nhat. Nhat was released from prison in August, 2015 and has faced threats, intimidation and physical (...) (19/01/2016)

171 Companies, Organizations, and Individuals from 39 Countries Ask World Leaders to Support Strong Encryption

(Viet Tan) - Washington D.C. (January 11, 2016) — Today Viet Tan joined 171 experts, companies, and organizations in more than 39 countries in asking world leaders to support strong encryption and to reject any law, policy, or mandate that would undermine digital security. The letter is now open to public (...) (12/01/2016)

Viet Activist’s Harassment Continues After Leaving Prison

(Asia Sentinel) - Although Tran Minh Nhat, a former prisoner of conscience who was freed last month after four years in prison, it appears authorities are not letting up on him, he says. In an email to Asia Sentinel, Nhat said that although he was able to spend Christmas and New Year with his family, he and (...) (5/01/2016)

Swiss Elected Representatives Call for the Release of Nguyen Van Dai

(Swiss Elected Representatives) - Dear Federal Councillor Burkhalter, We write to express our strong concerns regarding the arrest of Vietnamese human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai, the founder and an active member of the Vietnam Human Rights Center. He was brutally arrested by police on December 16 after returning from a human (...) (2/01/2016)

Denied medical treatment unless she "confesses"

(Amnesty International) - Prisoner of conscience Tran Thi Thuy, currently serving an eight year sentence in Viet Nam, is being denied medical treatment for a tumour on her uterus in circumstances that could amount to torture. Although diagnosed by a prison doctor and despite being in severe pain, she has been told she (...) (12/12/2015)

From Myanmar to Việt Nam - Democracy activists share lessons for “change without violence”

(Loa) - Fourteen Vietnamese democracy activists, human rights defenders and citizen journalists met with Burmese civil society groups including the Democratic Voice of Burma, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, and the National League for Democracy. Half of the group travelled from (...) (11/12/2015)

Statement Demanding the Release of Vietnam’s Prisoners of Conscience

(Vietnamese activists) - On December 10 in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a framework of human rights for all people and nations to strive towards. More than 65 years later, the Declaration continues to be the standard that all United Nations member (...) (5/12/2015)

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 (...) (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)