Vietnam on Tuesday announced an amnesty for more than 3,000 prisoners ahead of the country’s independence anniversary.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday she raised issues of human rights abuses and restrictions on political activism in her conversations with Vietnamese leaders this week, but offered no indication those talks bore fruit.
Proponents of an EU trade pact said it would nudge one-party Vietnam towards greater respect for human rights. The evidence so far points in the other direction.
Vietnamese authorities should release journalist Pham Chi Thanh immediately and unconditionally, and cease imprisoning members of the press for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
The EU Domestic Advisory Group (DAG) set up under Chapter 13 of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) received from VCHR and FIDH, a member of the EU DAG, a concerning report of the arrest, announced on 2nd July 2021 by Security…
President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Vietnam vowed at his Senate nomination hearing on Tuesday to boost security ties with Hanoi while seeking equitable market access and pressing Hanoi to respect human rights.
Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Dung Le Van and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Hanoi has sentenced the pro-democracy activist to prison followed by house arrest. The 69-year-old is the latest in a slew of journalists to be jailed for disseminating “anti-state propaganda.”
In Vietnam, where the state is fighting a fierce online battle against political dissent, social media “influencers” are more likely to be soldiers than celebrities.
Pham Chi Thanh suffering health problems
Whether or not it is enforceable, the move hints at Hanoi’s desire for tight control over what its citizens say and do online.
Rights groups have warned about increasing human trafficking as the pandemic pushes many vulnerable individuals to the brink. They say that despite closed borders, people are crossing illegally into China and Myanmar.
The Vietnamese authorities should immediately release the democracy campaigner Can Thi Theu and her two sons and drop all charges against them, Human Rights Watch said today. Can Thi Theu and her younger son, Trinh Ba Tu, face trial on May 5,…
Rights group says Nguyen Thuy Hanh’s arrest is a politically motivated attempt to silence an inspiring activist
Four activists have been jailed for up to ten years after Vietnamese courts found them guilty of spreading “anti-state propaganda”.
Three police were killed during a bloody confrontation between authorities and farmers defending their land rights
Amnesty International said it has found that a hacking group known as Ocean Lotus has been staging more spyware attacks on Vietnamese human rights activists in the latest blow to freedom of speech in the communist-ruled country.
Vietnam will run for the UN Human Rights Council’s 2023-25 term, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has said.
Nguyen Trong Nghia previously oversaw the creation of a 10,000-strong army cyber unit to combat anti-government sentiment online.
If you live or shop on the North Side, you could be standing next to the woman deemed “the Lady Gaga of Vietnam” without even realizing it.
Dissidents sent to prison amid preparations for key political event
The European parliament has chastised Vietnam for a government crackdown against activists in the Southeast Asian country and called on EU member states to condemn the campaign ahead of a major ruling Communist Party congress next week.
Leading partners including the United States and European Union can and should do more to discourage Vietnam’s fierce crackdown on dissent.
As Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party gears up for its most important meeting in years, its leadership has presided over an intensified crackdown on dissent, according to rights groups, activists and data collated by Reuters.
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.