Jailed dissenters and political activists are often deprived of legal safeguards against torture
Press freedom group Reporters Without Borders on Friday night (Oct 31) accused Facebook of blocking posts in Vietnam containing links to German media articles critical of the government.
For months, Bui Van Thuan, a chemistry teacher turned crusading blogger in Vietnam, published one scathing Facebook post after another on a land dispute between villagers and the communist government.
f Japan intends to keep relations warm with Vietnam, the government needs to scrap the long-troubled TITP, which stands accused of enabling labor rights abuses.
The late night arrest of the activist and writer Pham Doan Trang followed an annual human rights dialogue with U.S. officials.
Responding to the arrest of Pham Doan Trang, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns, Ming Yu Hah, said :
Vietnam has arrested a prominent dissident writer and blogger just hours after holding talks with the United States on human rights.
Vietnam accused of ‘scorched earth’ approach to dissent after late night arrest of Pham Doan Trang at her home in Ho Chi Minh City.
As Vietnam prepares for its National Congress in January – a time known for clampdowns of government critics – it is also rolling out a controversial cybersecurity bill.
After earlier signs of leniency, the Vietnamese authorities used the Dong Tam trial to send a strong message.
A court in Vietnam has sentenced two brothers to death for their role in the killing of three policemen in a notorious land dispute in January.
The message of the ‘Constitution Group’ is one well-trod by dissidents living under dictatorships
A Vietnamese court on Monday began the trial of 29 villagers accused of involvement in a deadly clash with police over a land dispute, state media reported.
Police in south central province of Phu Yen have arrested two local residents for conducting activities aimed against the authority of the state.
As a lucrative deal with the EU looms the country is rushing to repair its reputation on human rights, which has been plagued by reports of forced labour
Vietnam’s government has been able to co-opt Facebook to act in its own interests – for now.
The United States on Wednesday voiced concern after Vietnam handed down an eight year prison sentence to a Facebook user who broadcast pro-democracy views, calling on Hanoi to allow freedom of expression.
A court in Vietnam on Tuesday sentenced a man to eight years in prison after finding him guilty of uploading anti-state posts on his Facebook account, the security ministry said.
New wave of arrests ahead of the 13th party congress
Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Le Huu Minh Tuan and drop the charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalist said today.
On 14 January 2008, two female postal workers were found murdered inside a small post office where they also resided in Vietnam’s Long An province.
The pandemic has offered an opportunity for the police state to flex its muscles
Chau Van Kham’s family has lost contact with him for nearly four months and fear the Australian government has ‘forgotten about him’
Liberal Publishing House—an underground press specializing in politically charged content that Hanoi has tried to suppress—wins the IPA’s highest honor for courage in the freedom to publish.
Deep concerns abound that skewed system results in deaths of innocents
In the wake of COVID-19’s spread across the world, countries are dealing with the rise of both intentional fake news and well-meaning misinformation about the virus.