Vietnamese Human Rights Defender Sentenced in Sham Trial

(Viet Tan) A kangaroo court today sentenced Vietnamese human rights defender and blogger Nguyen Van Oai to five years prison followed by four years house arrest. In a four hour trial, 36-year old Nguyen Van Oai was convicted of “resisting persons on duty” and “failing to comply with sentence” under Articles 257 and 304 of Vietnam’s Penal (...)



Vietnam Jails Prominent Blogger For Five Years

(Radio Free Asia) A court in northern-central Vietnam’s Nghe An province on Monday sentenced prominent blogger and (...) (20/09/2017)

 

Viet Tan leader the victim of acid attack perpetrated by Vietnamese security agents

(Viet Tan) Vietnamese security agents attacked four activists of Vietnamese origin, including a senior (...) (14/09/2017)

 

Hanoi’s 2017 Crackdown on Freedom of Expression

(Don Le) Vietnamese authorities have been continuing their crackdown on freedom of expression, detaining (...) (30/08/2017)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

Vietnam president’s mysterious absence raising eyebrows

(Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI — Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has not been seen in public for nearly a month with no explanation from the government, fueling speculation about a power struggle and talk that the nation’s top leader — the head of the Communist Party — could step down next (...)


Press Releases

Press Releases

Democracy activist Pham Minh Hoang exiled from Vietnam

(Viet Tan) - Viet Tan condemns the Vietnamese government’s exiling of Pham Minh Hoang. A blogger and former university lecturer, Pham Minh Hoang was stripped of his Vietnamese citizenship and placed on a plane late Saturday night. He is currently on his way to France and is due to land at Charles de Gaulle (...)


Articles & Speeches

Articles & Speeches

Why Hà Nội Still Pretends to Care

(Tran Minh Nhat) - The past few weeks have seen a flurry of human-rights centered activities between Việt Nam and America. Just several days ago, on May 23, the 21st session of the U.S.-Việt Nam Human Rights Dialogue was held in Hà Nội. Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc is visiting the United States this week to meet (...)


Guest Forum

Guest Forum

Speech by Catholic Priest Dang Huu Nam regarding the Formosa environmental disaster

(Dang Huu Nam) - A Catholic Priest from one of the affected areas in Vietnam, Reverend Dang Huu Nam, pre-recorded his speech as he was prevented from attending the press conference in Taipei.


Viet Tan in the News

Viet Tan in the News

Vietnamese Blogger Phạm Minh Hoàng Detained, Stripped of Citizenship, and Exiled to France

(Global Voices) - Professor Phạm Minh Hoàng learned earlier this month that Vietnam’s president had decided to take away his citizenship. The 61-year-old, who holds dual French-Vietnamese citizenship, is a prominent blogger who writes about human rights, social justice, and corruption in Vietnam. He’s a member of (...)