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.
Human Rights dialogue should set clear benchmarks, consequences for abuses
The Australian government is urging Vietnam to free on health grounds a 72-year-old Vietnamese-born Australian serving a 12-year prison sentence for supporting a pro-democracy group
Social media platforms operating in Vietnam have removed more than 3,200 posts and videos that contained false information and violated the country’s law in the first quarter, the information ministry said on Tuesday (March 29).
A Vietnamese court jailed a prominent social commentator for five years on Wednesday for anti-state activities, his lawyer and state media said, among dozens of activists that rights groups say are being persecuted for criticising the government.
Vietnam on Thursday objected to the United States granting a prize for courage to a dissident writer jailed for nine years for anti-state propaganda, describing her award as “unobjective and unsuitable”.
The Vietnamese authorities stopped several pro-democracy supporters from attending an event in Hanoi in support of Ukraine on March 5, 2022, following the Russian invasion, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ukrainian Embassy was holding “a charity bazaar dedicated to raising funds for people in need in Ukraine.”
More than 170 activists have been have been put under house arrest, blocked from travelling and sometimes assaulted by agents of the Vietnamese government in a little-noticed campaign to silence its critics, a human rights group says.
Vietnam on Wednesday arrested a high-profile environmentalist known for taking on the energy industry on suspicion of tax evasion, state media said.
Human Rights Watch has called for the release of Australian citizen Chau Van Kham, labelling his arbitrary detention in Vietnam “a travesty of justice”.
Ahead of a critical ruling by Taiwan’s Supreme Court in a civil lawsuit filed on behalf of victims of the 2016 marine disaster in Vietnam against petrochemical giant Formosa Plastics Group (FPG), FIDH echoes the calls of members of the…
Cyber threats and challenges for human rights during the COVID-19 pandemic were among the key topics discussed at the 17th annual human rights dialogue between Australia and Vietnam.
The Vietnamese government, in 2021, systematically punished activists who challenged the repressive status quo, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2022.
Le Trong Hung, a Vietnamese journalist who often covered corruption for the independent social media TV news channel he helped to found, was sentenced today to five years in prison on a charge of “anti-state propaganda.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF)…
The Vietnamese authorities should immediately drop all charges and release the independent political candidate Le Trong Hung, Human Rights Watch said today.
Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam on behalf of the Prime Minister has signed a directive strengthening a scheme integrating human rights content into the national education system.
Hanoi’s strategic importance to the U.S. and its allies has allowed the Communist Party greater leeway in silencing its critics.
The United Nations rights agency on Friday night (Dec 17) expressed deep concern over the jailing of four rights and land activists in Vietnam and demanded their immediate release.
Today’s conviction and imprisonment of human rights defender Pham Doan Trang is part of a concerted crackdown on dissent.
The Hanoi People’s Court sencented Pham Thi Doan Trang, 43, residing in the capital city’s Dong Da district to nine years in prison for the charge of “conducting propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” in accordance…
Pham Doan Trang, a Vietnamese activist known for her writing on women’s empowerment and environmental issues, was sentenced to nine years in prison Tuesday for disseminating anti-state propaganda. It was the latest crackdown on dissent in the Southeast Asian country…
Drop politically motivated charges against Pham Doan Trang
The Australian government should call on Vietnam to meet clear human rights benchmarks at the 17th Australia-Vietnam human rights dialogue, Human Rights Watch said today. The dialogue is scheduled to be held virtually on December 8, 2021.
Many Vietnamese domestic workers in Saudi Arabia find no escape from 19 hours of work a day in a system loaded in favor of abusive employers.
Bilateral Human Rights dialogue key, but not only opportunity on rights