Vietnamese authorities increased restrictions on basic political and civil rights in 2020, especially freedom of expression and association, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2021.
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Friday that the body was “deeply concerned” by Vietnam’s use of ill-defined laws to suppress media freedom.
A court in Vietnam on Tuesday sentenced three freelance journalists known for their criticism of government to between 11 and 15 years in prison, after finding them guilty of spreading anti-state propaganda.
Jitters are setting in as the Vietnamese Communist Party prepares for the country’s paramount political event.
Mai Khoi, the “Lady Gaga of Vietnam,” wants that country’s vigilante force kicked off Facebook. The company told her the group is well within its rules.
Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Truong Chau Huu Danh and drop any pending charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Police in Vietnam have arrested a well-known Facebook user over allegations of abusing democratic freedom and publishing posts against the state, state media reported on Thursday.
A Vietnamese activist was jailed for 12 years Tuesday after writing articles critical of the government and posting them on his Facebook page, nearly a decade since being released from prison for a similar offence.
Cybersecurity investigators at Facebook have traced a hacking group long suspected of spying on behalf of the Vietnamese government to an IT company in Ho Chi Minh City.
Hoping to preserve their access to a lucrative market, Facebook and YouTube have been increasingly willing to censor “anti-state” content.
Amnesty International says 69 of the 170 ‘prisoners of conscience’ in Vietnam are in jail because of their online activism.
Amnesty report accuses sites of openly signalling they will bow to authoritarian regimes
Ex-political prisoner Tran Duc Thach again faces prison
Social media giant habitually obliges regime’s censorship whims while looking away from the rising number of jailed ‘Facebookers’
Jailed dissenters and political activists are often deprived of legal safeguards against torture
Press freedom group Reporters Without Borders on Friday night (Oct 31) accused Facebook of blocking posts in Vietnam containing links to German media articles critical of the government.
For months, Bui Van Thuan, a chemistry teacher turned crusading blogger in Vietnam, published one scathing Facebook post after another on a land dispute between villagers and the communist government.
f Japan intends to keep relations warm with Vietnam, the government needs to scrap the long-troubled TITP, which stands accused of enabling labor rights abuses.
The late night arrest of the activist and writer Pham Doan Trang followed an annual human rights dialogue with U.S. officials.
Responding to the arrest of Pham Doan Trang, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns, Ming Yu Hah, said :
Vietnam has arrested a prominent dissident writer and blogger just hours after holding talks with the United States on human rights.
Vietnam accused of ‘scorched earth’ approach to dissent after late night arrest of Pham Doan Trang at her home in Ho Chi Minh City.
As Vietnam prepares for its National Congress in January – a time known for clampdowns of government critics – it is also rolling out a controversial cybersecurity bill.
After earlier signs of leniency, the Vietnamese authorities used the Dong Tam trial to send a strong message.
A court in Vietnam has sentenced two brothers to death for their role in the killing of three policemen in a notorious land dispute in January.
The message of the ‘Constitution Group’ is one well-trod by dissidents living under dictatorships