Vietnam : drop charges against Human Rights activist
On March 28, 2023, a court in Hanoi sentenced Truong Van Dung to six years in prison.
Vietnam arrests Facebook user for attempt to ‘overthrow the state’
Police in Vietnam on Friday arrested a Facebook user who authorities accuse of “attempting to overthrow the state” by sharing content that defamed leaders of the ruling Communist Party, its security ministry said.
Vietnam’s environmental NGOs face uncertain status, shrinking civic space
Thuý, who helped run environmental programs at a nonprofit based in Ho Chi Minh City, had for weeks pondered quitting her job to pursue an advanced degree.
How Vietnam’s anti-corruption fight keeps expanding
Vietnam’s Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong has likened his anti-graft campaign to a “blazing furnace,” one that’s caught hundreds of senior officials, business executives and others in its blast over the years.
Vietnam : crackdown extends to activist groups
Courts imposing harsh sentences on environmentalists, bloggers
Vietnam jails dissident for eight years over Facebook posts
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.
Vietnam : drop charges against dissident on Facebook
Bui Van Thuan faces up to 12 years in prison for critical posts
Vietnam to require 24-hour take-down for “false” social media content
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.
Facebook personality jailed for abusing democratic freedoms
A Facebook personality in Hanoi was sentenced Thursday to two years in jail for posting false information that affected businesses and the stock market.
Why LGBT rights trump environmentalism in Vietnam
The Vietnamese Communist Party’s relatively progressive stance on LGBT issues contrasts with its fierce crackdown on independent environmental activism.
Vietnam wins seat on UN Human Rights Council
That such a rights-abusing state could win election to the body speaks to structural problems in the current international human rights regime.
The case for Vietnam’s UN Human Rights Council seat
There’s no shortage of sideline meetings on transformative solutions to the global issues of pandemics, climate change, and conflict at the UN Secretariat building overlooking New York’s East River. For senior Vietnamese diplomats, their nation’s candidacy for membership of the…
Leading environmentalists decry crackdown on Vietnam climate activists
Letter from Goldman prize winners aims to block country’s bid to join UN’s human rights council over its jailing of campaigners.
Vietnam’s ‘unjust’ energy transition
The country is silencing those pushing the government to move faster towards clean energy. That’s a recipe for disaster.
Vietnam arrests famous noodle vendor for ‘anti-state’ acts
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.
Vietnam court upholds 9-year prison sentence for journalist
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.
Vietnam : quash conviction of prominent activist
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.
Vietnam adopts global LGBT health standard
New health ministry order upholds dignity, nondiscrimination.
Journalist Do Cong Duong dies in prison in Vietnam
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 :
Vietnam takes major step forward in recognizing LGBTQ rights
The Health Ministry has instructed doctors to stop treating homosexuality as a disease, and to cease discrimination in medical care.
US Adds Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei to human trafficking blacklist
The State Department’s 2022 Trafficking in Persons report gave five out of 11 Southeast Asian nations its lowest Tier 3 rating.
Pham Doan Trang, Vietnam : international press freedom awards
CPJ is honored to present its 2022 International Press Freedom Award to Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang.
Vietnam’s ecological leninism
The country’s ruling Communist Party is committed to environmental action – but only under its own leadership.
Hanoi man arrested for anti-state propaganda on Facebook
A man in Hanoi has been arrested for disseminating information with the aim to undermine the government.
Vietnam’s climate credentials come under scrutiny after activist jailing
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.”
‘Surprise’ jailing in Vietnam tests US, EU climate strategy
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.