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Jailed Female Photo Journalist on Hunger Strike in Vietnam

(Global Voices) Minh Man Dang Nguyen was arrested over three years ago for taking photographs at a protest and sentenced to nine years in prison on subversion charges. On 28 November, in protest of ill-treatment she has received while in detention, she began a hunger strike. (13/12/2014)

Swiss Elected Representatives Raise Concerns Regarding Case of Dang Xuan Dieu

(Viet Tan) - On the morning of November 10, 2014, a delegation of Swiss elected representatives and senators visited the Vietnamese Consulate in Geneva to hand a petition to be sent to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung regarding the inhumane treatment towards prisoner of conscience Dang Xuan Dieu, (...) (11/11/2014)

Australian MP Chris Hayes speaks out for prisoner of conscience Dang Xuan Dieu

(Chris Hayes) - Dear Minister I write to bring to your attention another significant matter demonstrating the Vietnamese government’s ill-treatment of its citizens and its disregard for basic human rights. On this occasion, it concerns Mr Dang Xuan Dieu, a human rights activist currently locked up in solitary (...) (7/11/2014)

Australian MP Luke Simpkins speaks in parliament about the arrest and mistreatment of Dang Xuan Dieu in prison

(Luke Simpkins) - I take this opportunity tonight to speak about the arrest and imprisonment in Vietnam of Dang Xuan Dieu. Dieu was arrested on 30 July 2011 and charged with attempting to overthrow the government under article 79 of the Vietnamese penal code. On 9 January 2013, he received a sentence of 13 years (...) (2/11/2014)

Open Letter regarding Mr. Dang Xuan Dieu and other prisoners of conscience

(Vietnam Interfaith Council) - On January 9, 2013, Vietnamese people inside the country and abroad as well as many international human rights organisations were outraged over the sham and unfair trial that the Vietnamese Communist government propped up to sentence 14 Catholic-Protestant youths of Nghe An. They were charged (...) (21/10/2014)

RWB hails Vietnamese journalist Dieu Cay’s release

(Reporters Without Borders) - Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Nguyen Van Hai, a citizen journalist better known by the blog name of Dieu Cay, was released today, but points out that 26 other citizen journalists are still held in Vietnam, the world’s third biggest prison for (...) (21/10/2014)

Human rights defender Mr Dang Xuan Dieu severely mistreated in prison

(Front Line Defenders) - On 7 October 2014, the former cell mate of imprisoned Vietnamese human rights defender Mr Dang Xuan Dieu reported the severe, inhuman treatment of Dang Xuan Dieu who has been held in isolation and unable to communicate with anyone outside of the prison since April 2014, when he began a (...) (15/10/2014)

Austalian MP Bernie Ripoll calls for the release of Dang Xuan Dieu

(Bernie Ripoll) - Dear Minister, I write to you in relation to Dang Xuan Dieu whom is currently incarcerated for allegedly “Carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the People’s Government” under Article 79 of the Penal Code. (14/10/2014)

158 German scholars urge Chancellor Merkel to call for Le Quoc Quan’s release

(German scholars) - Dear Madam Chancellor, Le Quoc Quan is a Vietnamese human rights lawyer, democracy activist and a prominent figure in the peaceful struggles for the freedom of Vietnam. He was arrested in December 2012 by the Vietnamese Authorities under charges of tax evasion. In actual fact, he was arrested (...) (12/10/2014)

US Senator Ed Markey speaks out for Ms Bui Minh Hang

(Ed Markey) - Dear Secretary Kerry: I write to you regarding three people who are currently being held by Vietnam’s government and have been charged with public disorder. The three individuals, Ms. Bui Minh Hang, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh and Nguyen Van Minh, appear to be facing prosecution not because they (...) (15/09/2014)