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Further Harassment by Lam Ha Police

(Paul Tran Minh Nhat) During the Lunar New Year, Lam Ha Police harassed and threatened my family for the seventh time in just over a month. The Lam Ha Police set fire onto dry coffee plants adjacent to my house right after midnight on February 10. This arson attack was only 10 meters away from my home. The fire was so large it took eight people over four hours in the early morning to contain (...) (13/02/2016)

Vietnam – Intimidation and harassment of human rights defender and his family

(Front Line Defenders) - Between 24 December 2015 and 2 January 2016, the human rights defender Mr Tran Minh Nhat and his family members were subjected to several acts of harassment. They suffered the destruction of their crops, break-ins at their properties, deliberate damage to their irrigation equipment, and the (...) (8/01/2016)

Vietnam – Human rights defender Nguyen Van Dai arrested a week after being brutally beaten

(Front Line Defenders) - On 16 December 2015, Mr Nguyen Van Dai was arrested on anti-state charges in Hanoi. The arrest took place only one week after the human rights defender was brutally beaten by unknown men in masks after leading a training forum for human rights defenders in Hanoi. Nguyen Van Dai is the (...) (28/12/2015)

Congressman Lowenthal Denounces Arrest Of Human Rights Lawyer Nguyen Van Dai By Vietnamese Government

(Alan Lowenthal) - Congressman Alan Lowenthal today issued the following statement on the arrest yesterday in Vietnam of human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai on charges of “propaganda against the state”: “I am, along with the Vietnamese-American community and many in the international community, shocked and outraged (...) (22/12/2015)

Statement by the Spokesperson on the arrest of lawyer Nguyen Van Dai

(European Union External Action) - Mr Nguyen Van Dai, a prominent lawyer and human rights defender, was arrested in Hanoi on Wednesday 16 December 2015 on charges of "conducting propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam". He was also the victim of a reported assault a few days earlier, after participating in a (...) (19/12/2015)

Smith, Sanchez and Lofgren demand release of Vietnam Human Rights Advocate Nguyen Van Dai

(Members of Congress) - The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam Representatives—Chris Smith (NJ-04), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), join today to appeal to the Prime Minster of Vietnam appealing for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr. Nguyen Van Dai. Mr. Dai is a respected (...) (19/12/2015)

Bernie Ripoll raises case of human rights lawyer with the Prime Minister of Vietnam

(Bernie Ripoll) - Australian Member of Parliament wrote a letter to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to raise his concerns regarding the recent detainment of Nguyen Van Dai. (18/12/2015)

Chris Hayes raises concern regarding arrest of human rights lawyer

(Chris Hayes) - Australian Member of Parliament and Chief Opposition Whip Chris Hayes sent a letter to the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to bring attention to the recent arrest of Vietnamese human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai. (17/12/2015)

Viet Nam: Arrest of human rights lawyer highlights spurious commitment to human rights

(Amnesty International) - Authorities in Viet Nam must immediately and unconditionally release human rights lawyer Nguyễn Văn Đài, who has been detained on charges of “spreading propaganda against the state” shortly after the EU-Viet Nam Human Rights dialogue was held in the capital Ha Noi, Amnesty International said (...) (16/12/2015)

Viet Nam: End wave of brutal attacks against human rights defenders

(Amnesty International) - The Vietnamese authorities must put an end to a wave of vicious and violent attacks on human rights defenders and end the persistent impunity by ensuring those responsible are brought to justice, Amnesty International said. (9/12/2015)