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.
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Vietnamese authorities should immediately release five journalists recently sentenced to prison terms for alleged anti-state crimes, and cease persecuting members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Journalists found guilty of ‘abusing democratic rights and freedoms to infringe upon the interests of the state’.
Ahead of her upcoming trial on 4 November, the undersigned 28 human rights and freedom of expression organizations today condemn the ongoing arbitrary detention of independent journalist and woman human rights defender Pham Doan Trang.
Mark Zuckerberg appears to care more about the bottom line than free speech.
The government of Vietnam has admitted that it arrested an indigenous rights activist for possessing translated copied of the United Nations Declartion on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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.