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Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

Ian Britza demands Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to release Three Prisoners of Conscience

(Ian Britza) I write to you to bring to your attention the plight of three human rights defenders who remain detained by the Vietnamese government. Ho Duc Hoa, Dang Xuan Dieu and Nguyen Dang Minh Man have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for allegedly “Carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the People’s Government” under Article 79 of the Penal (...) (3/08/2015)


Australien MP Simpkins calls for the release of three Prisoners of Conscience

(Luke Simpkins) - Dear Prime Minister, I write to bring to your attention regarding three human rights defenders who remain detained by the Vietnamese government. Ho Duc Hoa, Dang Xuan Dieu and Nguyen Dang Minh Man have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms and for allegedly under Article 79 of the Penal (...) (26/07/2015)


A rap anthem called ’F*ck Communism’ is going viral in Vietnam

(Patrick Winn - Global Post) - BANGKOK, Thailand — "Hardcore hip-hop" isn’t releasing yet another rhyme about cocaine and Glocks to titillate the American suburbs. Hardcore hip-hop is a Vietnamese MC rapping about executing corrupt officials and overthrowing the Communist Party. One of Vietnam’s most subversive new rap songs (...) (26/07/2015)


Vietnam: Concern at continued detention of artist and youth activist Nguyễn Thanh Phước

(Front Line Defender) - Artist and youth activist Mr Nguyễn Thanh Phước remains in detention ten days after his arrest on 11 July 2015, during a public meeting of youth social movement the’Zombie movement’. Two days after the arrest, on 13 July 2015, five police officers raided Nguyễn Thanh Phước’s home without a search (...) (22/07/2015)


Rapper, Youth Activist Nguyen Phi Detained by Security Police

(LOA) - On July 11, Vietnamese youths prepared to attend an open meetup in Saigon, something they had been planning publicly for days. Outfitted in zombie t-shirts, they made their way to the meeting location on Nguyễn Huệ Boulevard in the middle of District 1, only to unexpectedly encounter security (...) (19/07/2015)


Chris Hayes Raises Vietnam’s Voices of Conscience to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

(Chris Hayes) - Australian Member of Parliament and Federal Opposition Whip Chris Hayes wrote a letter to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop regarding several cases of political prisoners who remain detained ahead of the upcoming Australia-Vietnam human rights (...) (14/07/2015)


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 (...) (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)