Burmese and Vietnamese Pro-democracy and Civil Society Organizations Call for Nguyen Van Dai’s Release

(International Organizations) In the spirit of regional solidarity, Burmese and Vietnamese pro-democracy and civil society organizations have come together to call for the immediate release of prominent human rights lawyer and blogger Nguyen Van Dai and his colleague Le Thu Ha.



The Ugly Thugs Running Vietnam Aren’t Experimenting With Democracy

(Thomas A. Bass) Vietnam is a moiré pattern: Squint at the country one way and you get an aspirational society (...) (23/01/2016)

 

Chris Hayes writes to Australian ambassador regarding recent harassment

(Chris Hayes) Australian Member of Parliament and Chief Opposition Whip Chris Hayes recently wrote to the (...) (19/01/2016)

 

171 Companies, Organizations, and Individuals from 39 Countries Ask World Leaders to Support Strong Encryption

(Viet Tan) Washington D.C. (January 11, 2016) — Today Viet Tan joined 171 experts, companies, and (...) (12/01/2016)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

Vietnam – Intimidation and harassment of human rights defender and his family

(Front Line Defenders) - Between 24 December 2015 and 2 January 2016, the human rights defender Mr Tran Minh Nhat and his family members were subjected to several acts of harassment. They suffered the destruction of their crops, break-ins at their properties, deliberate damage to their irrigation equipment, and the (...)


Press Releases

Press Releases

Open Letter to Frontline/ProPublica re: “Terror in Little Saigon”

(Duy Hoang) - I am writing to request that you uphold the editorial integrity and standards of the Public Broadcasting Service by retracting the program “Terror in Little Saigon” which aired and was published on your websites on November 3, 2015. I also urge Frontline and ProPublica to scrutinize the practices (...)


Articles & Speeches

Articles & Speeches

PBS Ombudsman addresses holes in “Terror in Little Saigon”

(Duy Hoang) - The good news is that Getler, who serves as an independent internal critic within PBS, has publicly responded and his comments cast serious doubt on the investigative practices in “Terror”. The response is very long as it summarizes the controversy around the report. Getler acknowledges the (...)


Guest Forum

Guest Forum

A thank you letter from former prisoner of conscience Paulus Le Son

(Paulus Le Son) - My name is Le Van Son and I am a blogger and former prisoner of conscience. I was unjustly sentenced to four years in prison by the Vietnamese Communist Party, together with 14 other Catholic youth. We assert that we have acted in accordance with our beliefs of peace, freedom, democracy and (...)


Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

Viet Activist’s Harassment Continues After Leaving Prison

(Asia Sentinel) - Although Tran Minh Nhat, a former prisoner of conscience who was freed last month after four years in prison, it appears authorities are not letting up on him, he says. In an email to Asia Sentinel, Nhat said that although he was able to spend Christmas and New Year with his family, he and (...)