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Nine U.S Representatives Call for the Release of Vietnam’s Voices of Conscience

(Members of Congress) Nine United States Representatives have written a letter to President Obama urging for the release of Vietnam’s voices of conscience on the eve of Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to the White House. (7/07/2015)

Interview with human rights activist Le Quoc Quan

(Lawyers for Lawyers) - Human rights activist Le Quoc Quan upon his release: ‘I will go ahead, because I believe it is good for the people of Viet Nam.’ The Government of Viet Nam has long persecuted Mr. Le Quoc Quan for his human rights work. In 2007, after representing numerous victims of human rights violations, he (...) (30/06/2015)

Vietnam frees high-profile dissident lawyer

(AFP) - Hanoi (AFP) - One of Vietnam’s most prominent dissidents vowed to continue his anti-China activism after being released from prison on Saturday after serving two and a half years on tax evasion charges. (27/06/2015)

Family Sends Letter Urging John Kerry to Call For Release of Vietnam’s Prisoners of Conscience

(Dang Xuan Ha) - The family of Vietnamese voice of conscience Dang Xuan Dieu gathered together to send a letter to U.S Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to raise the case of Vietnamese political prisoners on the eve of VCP Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to the United (...) (27/06/2015)

Urge Secretary Kerry to call for the release of Vietnamese Prisoners of Conscience

On the eve of VCP General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to the U.S., please urge Secretary of State John Kerry to call for the release of all Vietnamese prisoners of conscience including Ho Duc Hoa, Dang Xuan Dieu and Nguyen Dang Minh Man. It’s vital that the U.S. sends a clear message to (...) (25/06/2015)

Remarks on Prison Conditions in Vietnam

(Truong Minh Tam) - The state of human rights violations in Vietnam is grave, especially among political prisoners in Vietnam. Today, I will present on what I have witnessed in my year in prison. (11/06/2015)

Advocating for my daughter Nguyen Dang Minh Man

(Nguyen Van Loi) - I am the husband of former political prisoner Dang Ngoc Minh and I am the father of former political prisoner Nguyen Dang Vinh Phuc as well as political prisoner Nguyen Dang Minh Man. (11/06/2015)

Remarks on Religious Freedom in Vietnam

(Nguyen Manh Hung) - I am a pastor of the Mennonite church and member of the Interfaith Council of Vietnam. I am here today because my parishioners and supporters have been persecuted for expressing their faith. (11/06/2015)

German Commissioner Meets with Jailed Human Rights Lawyer Le Quoc Quan

(Vu Quoc Ngu) - Mr. Christophe Strässer, commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the German Federal Foreign Office, has recently met with human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan in a Quang Nam province-based prison where he is serving a 30-month sentence due to a fabricated tax evasion (...) (11/06/2015)

Popular Vietnamese Blogger Released From Jail After Two Years

(Radio Free Asia) - A prominent Vietnamese blogger and rights campaigner serving a two-year prison sentence for “abusing democratic freedoms to infringe upon the interests of the state” was released on Tuesday, according to the blogger. (30/05/2015)