Vietnamese authorities arrested a prominent parliamentary official on suspicion of links to an extortion racket, the ministry of public security said on Wednesday, while a U.N. representative on human rights visited the country.
This week leaders from around the world, including from seven Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries, are gathering in San Francisco for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit under the theme of “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All.”
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to development, Mr. Surya Deva’s, upcoming official country visit to Vietnam from 6 to 15 November 2023 is a welcome opportunity to press the Vietnamese authorities on the relationship between internet freedom…
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Hoang Thi Minh Hong had worried for months she could become the next environmental activist swept up in Vietnam’s crackdown, so she closed her NGO and began keeping a low profile.
NGO leaders and technical experts who helped secure western aid for official shift to clean energy are being locked up now that they are no longer needed.
The politics of climate change in Vietnam’s authoritarian system has led to climate activists being arrested and imprisoned.
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Vietnam.
The Vietnamese government should face close scrutiny at its upcoming United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for its deepening crackdown on activists and failure to reform abusive laws, Human Rights Watch said today in a submission to the UN.
Ngo Thi To Nhien, director of the Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition Social Enterprise, has been arrested for allegedly appropriating internal documents regarding state-owned Electricity of Vietnam.
Vietnam state media has confirmed the arrest of the director of an independent energy policy thinktank – the sixth expert working on environmental issues to be taken into custody in the past two years.
One of Vietnam’s best-known climate activists has been sentenced to three years in prison over tax evasion. Hoang Thi Minh Hong is the fifth Vietnamese activist to be jailed over the charge.
The U.N. human rights office has expressed concern about the arrest of a Vietnamese green energy expert, who had collaborated with U.N. and U.S. agencies, just days after President Joe Biden signed business and human rights deals with Hanoi on…
In recent years, campaigns to save prisoners on death row have become more audacious in criticizing the country’s authoritarian party-state.
The head of an energy research think tank was detained by Vietnamese authorities last week, the latest in a string of arrests of prominent environmentalists that highlights the government’s growing irascibility to environmental activism in Vietnam.
The reported expatriations shed some light on the compromises that preceded the landmark upgrade in the diplomatic partnership between Hanoi and Washington.
The United States and Vietnam are on the cusp of a significant upgrade in their relationship, to be sealed when President Biden visits Hanoi on Sept. 10. The administration’s plan to establish a “strategic partnership” with Vietnam is driven by a desire to counter…
Rights activists appealed verdicts in politically motivated cases
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) recently used its mirror site technology “Operation Collateral Freedom” to restore online access to the German newspaper taz, which had presumably been blocked by the Vietnamese regime.
Most Australians know Vietnam for its good food, picturesque beaches, and horrific wartime history. But many may not be aware that the Southeast Asian nation also has the notorious distinction of having more than 150 political prisoners, held for peaceful…
Three months after anti-corruption journalist Duong Van Thai’s kidnapping in Thailand, the Vietnamese regime has officially charged him with “propaganda against the state”. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces the absurdity of this accusation and calls for his immediate release.
Vietnam has an instrumental role to play in ensuring a just, equitable response to climate change. But this cannot happen with climate leaders like Hong in jail.
Australian man Chau Van Kham has said the past four years in a Vietnamese prison has not dampened his fight for democracy in the South-East Asian nation.
One dissident at the time, the Vietnamese government is pursuing a campaign to systematically eliminate what’s left of the country’s human rights and democracy movement.
A retired baker has returned home to Sydney after being released from prison in Vietnam, where he was serving 12 years on terrorism charges for being a member of a banned pro-democracy group.
The Hanoi People’s Court sentenced a YouTube personality in the capital to six years in prison on Monday for posting anti-state videos.