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Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

Vietnamese Blogger Phạm Minh Hoàng Detained, Stripped of Citizenship, and Exiled to France

(Global Voices) Professor Phạm Minh Hoàng learned earlier this month that Vietnam’s president had decided to take away his citizenship. The 61-year-old, who holds dual French-Vietnamese citizenship, is a prominent blogger who writes about human rights, social justice, and corruption in Vietnam. He’s a member of the pro-democracy party Việt (...) (2/07/2017)


Vietnam Stripping Blogger of Citizenship is Outrageous

(Phil Robertson) - The Vietnam government’s action to strip Pham Minh Hoang of his Vietnam citizenship is nothing short of outrageous. This completely unjustified abuse of human rights marks a new low for Hanoi’s treatment of political dissidents because it says that they cannot even be considered Vietnamese, (...) (14/06/2017)


Vietnamese activist stripped of citizenship vows to fight on

(DPA) - Hanoi (dpa) - A Vietnamese political activist stripped of his citizenship will fight the "illegal" decision, the activist told dpa Tuesday. Pham Minh Hoang, a dual French and Vietnamese national, received a letter on June 10 signed by President Tran Dai Quang ordering his Vietnamese (...) (14/06/2017)


Government strips HRD of citizenship

(Front Line Defenders) - On 10 June 2017, French-Vietnamese human rights defender, Pham Minh Hoang, received a copy of a stamped letter from President Tran Dai Quang confirming the “removal of [his] Vietnamese citizenship”. According to the letter dated 17 May 2017, the decision was based on article 88 of the Criminal (...) (13/06/2017)


French-Vietnamese blogger threatened with expulsion

(Reporters Without Borders) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about the Vietnamese government’s declared intention to expel Pham Minh Hoang, an outspoken blogger who has French as well as Vietnamese nationality. RSF condemns this persecution of Hoang and urges the French authorities to give him their (...) (8/06/2017)


Vietnam Cyber Dialogue 2017 Report

(Viet Tan) - The first Vietnam Cyber Dialogue was co-hosted by ARTICLE 19, Reporters Without Borders and Viet Tan, and supported by the Open Technology Fund, as part of the 2017 Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) in Valencia, Spain. Participants aimed to address challenges faced by Vietnamese netizens and (...) (1/05/2017)


“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 (...) (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)