A Vietnamese court on Friday jailed a dissident for eight years for anti-state activities after he posted on social media commentary critical of the Communist Party and its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bui Van Thuan faces up to 12 years in prison for critical posts
Vietnam’s information minister said on Friday authorities had tightened regulations to deal with “false” content on social media platforms so that it must be taken down within 24 hours instead of 48 hours previously.
A Facebook personality in Hanoi was sentenced Thursday to two years in jail for posting false information that affected businesses and the stock market.
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A noodle seller famous in Vietnam over a viral video that was widely viewed as mocking a top government official has been arrested, police said, the latest in a crackdown on critics of the country’s communist rulers.
A Vietnamese court has rejected an appeal by prominent journalist and democracy activist Pham Doan Trang, who had been sentenced to nine years in prison on charges of “propaganda against the state,” state media said.
The Vietnamese authorities should quash the conviction of the prominent human rights activist and blogger Pham Doan Trang and immediately release her, Human Rights Watch said today.
New health ministry order upholds dignity, nondiscrimination.
In response to news reports that Vietnamese journalist Do Cong Duong, who was imprisoned on anti-state charges, died on August 2, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement :
The Health Ministry has instructed doctors to stop treating homosexuality as a disease, and to cease discrimination in medical care.
The State Department’s 2022 Trafficking in Persons report gave five out of 11 Southeast Asian nations its lowest Tier 3 rating.
CPJ is honored to present its 2022 International Press Freedom Award to Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang.
The country’s ruling Communist Party is committed to environmental action – but only under its own leadership.
A man in Hanoi has been arrested for disseminating information with the aim to undermine the government.
The Vietnamese government’s commitment to action on climate change is in the spotlight after a leading environmental activist was sentenced this month to two years in prison on murky charges of “tax evasion.”
The sentencing of Ngụy Thị Khanh, her country’s most high-profile environmental voice, to two years in prison for tax evasion raises questions about Vietnam’s commitment to ditching coal.
Award-winning founder of green development centre was arrested on tax evasion charges in February
Nguy Thi Khanh, a globally recognised campaigner on climate and the environment, has been sent to prison for two years.
For months, Mai Linh prayed. She prayed for justice for her only son Quan when he was held on drug charges in a maximum-security prison in Vietnam.
Experts are calling on the EU to take a stance on Vietnam’s rights record amid new trade talks.
A popular Facebook blogger in Hanoi has been arrested for allegedly posting “unverified” information that negatively affected the financial and stock market.