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Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

Viet Nam: Prisoners of conscience released but dozens remain jailed

(Amnesty International) The early release in Viet Nam of several prisoners of conscience is welcome, but serves to highlight the situation of at least 70 others who remain jailed for peacefully expressing their opinions, Amnesty International said today. (14/04/2014)


Vietnamese Dissident Arrives in US after Early Release from Prison

(VOA) - HANOI — One of Vietnam’s best known dissidents, a rights lawyer and son of a revolutionary poet, has been released early from prison. Afterwards, he traveled to the United States. Lawyer Cu Huy Ha Vu, 56, is one of Vietnam’s most famous dissidents. He had served three years of a seven-year prison (...) (12/04/2014)


The Paris Bar writes to Hanoi PM about human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan

(Pierre-Olivier Sur) - Mr. Prime Minister, I would like to inform you of the immense disappointment regarding the decision of the Hanoi Court of Appeal made on February 18, confirming the sentence of thirty months of imprisonment imposed upon our colleague Mr. Le Quoc (...) (5/04/2014)


Canadian MP Wayne Marston speaks out for Vietnamese blogger Huynh Ngoc Tuan

(Wayne Marston) - Your Excellency: I write to you today as the Official Opposition of Canada’s Critic for Human Rights, about a matter of great concern to my office. According to Amnesty International and others, Huynh Ngoc Tuan, a non-violent activist and former prisoner, and his family have been repeatedly (...) (25/03/2014)


Australian MP Chris Hayes speaks out for family of human rights activist

(Chris Hayes) - The Hon Julie Bishop MP Minister for Foreign Affairs PO Box 6022 Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 Dear Minister I write to bring to your urgent attention the very disturbing situation of Mr Huynh Ngoc Tuan and his children, Mr Huynh Trong Hieu and Ms Huynh Thuc Vy, who are human rights (...) (20/03/2014)


Australian MP Chris Hayes speaks out for Bui Thi Minh Hang

(Chris Hayes) - I am writing to request your urgent attention on the issue of human rights violation in Vietnam, namely, the detention of three human rights activists: Mrs Thi Minh Hang Bui, Ms Thi Thuy Quynh Nguyen and Mr Van Minh Nguyen. (5/03/2014)


Vietnam’s popular blogger jailed on anti-state charges

(AFP) - Popular Vietnamese blogger and journalist Truong Duy Nhat was jailed for two years on Tuesday for posting articles critical of the Communist government and leaders, his lawyer said. Nhat was found guilty of "abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the state" at a half-day (...) (4/03/2014)


Vietnam Dissident Beaten Ahead of Diplomat Meeting

(Front Line Defenders) - On 24 February 2014, at approximately 2:30pm, human rights defender Mr Nguyen Bac Truyen, along with his wife, was attacked by undercover policemen as they made their way to the Australian embassy in Hanoi. This is the second serious attack against the human rights defender this (...) (26/02/2014)


Viet Nam: Campaigners condemn decision upholding Le Quoc Quan sentence

(International Organizations) - A coalition of 14 human rights groups strongly condemns this week’s decision by an appeal court upholding a 30-month prison sentence for Vietnamese human rights lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan. Mr. Quan has been detained since December (...) (21/02/2014)


Statement on Vietnamese Government’s Decision to Uphold Le Quoc Quan Conviction

(U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE) - Vietnamese Government’s Decision to Uphold Le Quoc Quan Conviction We are deeply concerned by the Vietnamese government’s decision to uphold the conviction of human rights lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan to 30 months in prison on tax evasion (...) (19/02/2014)