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Viet Tan in the News

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 and ongoing detention of 16 Vietnamese social and political (...) (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)

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)