Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

Vietnam’s Communist Party Chief Addresses Human Rights in Key U.S. Trip

(Radio Free Asia) After a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama that was dogged by protests from Vietnamese exiles and expatriates, the head of Vietnam’s Communist Party said Wednesday that human rights were a top concern of the authoritarian, one-party country. (9/07/2015)

Obama to Broach Human Rights Problems With Vietnamese Communist Party Official

(Radio Free Asia) - U.S. President Barack Obama will bring up human rights issues with a high-ranking Vietnamese Communist Party official when they meet next week in Washington, according to a prominent activist who met with American officials to discuss the situation ahead of the (...) (4/07/2015)

11 NGO’s call for respect of basic rights upon imminent release of human right lawyer Le Quoc Quan

(International Organizations) - 11 NGO’s have written a joint letter for Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung with the imminent release of human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan. This joint letter calls upon the Government of Vietnam to respect and protect Mr. Le Quoc Quan’s internationally protected (...) (25/06/2015)

It’s Time for the Obama Administration to Get Tough on Human Rights in Vietnam

(John Sifton) - This month, I met her father, Nguyen Van Loi, who had come to Washington to talk about the fate of his daughter. Minh Man is one of at least 160 political prisoners the Vietnamese government convicted in the last few years under penal code provisions that criminalize criticism of the (...) (24/06/2015)

The Human Rights situation in Vietnam

(Parliament of Canada) - The Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development today issued a statement concerning the human rights situation in Vietnam, focusing specifically on the situation of religious minorities in that country. The statement (...) (21/06/2015)

Statement by the international lawyer of 17 Vietnamese activists

(Allen Weiner) - Three years ago, in July 2012, I filed a complaint before the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) in Geneva, contesting the illegal arrest and detention of seventeen Vietnamese social and political activists. The Working Group is a U.N. body with the mandate of trying (...) (11/06/2015)

Vietnamese use ’40 years too many’ tag to call for end to communism

(Al Jazeera) - Some Vietnamese citizens are tagging the country with "40 years too many" to call for an end to communist rule. April 30 marks four decades since the Viet Cong reclaimed Saigon and communism was established. Many are posting signs throughout Vietnam with ‪#‎40NămQuáĐủ ‬ ("40 years too many") to say (...) (27/04/2015)

A Parliamentary briefing on the prospects for democracy and human rights in vietnam

(Wayne Marston) - Ottawa — Members of the media are invited to attend a Parliamentary briefing on the democracy and human rights movement in Vietnam, hosted by Wayne Marston, M.P., Official Opposition of Canada’s Critic for Human Rights. The evening’s keynote speaker will be Viet Tan (Vietnam Reform Party) (...) (17/11/2014)

RWB condemns harassment of Vietnamese blogger and family

(Reporters Without Borders) - Reporters Without Borders deplores the harassment of the blogger Pham Minh Hoang and his family, which led to an assault on the French consul-general in Ho Chi Minh City on November 5. The diplomat, Emmanuel Ly Battalan, was assaulted by gangsters supported by plain-clothes police when he (...) (10/11/2014)

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 (...) (22/10/2014)