Việt Nam News Roundup

(Loa) Prominent blogger Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, known by the pen name Mẹ Nấm, or Mother Mushroom, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The 37-year-old stood trial on Thursday on charges of ‘conducting propaganda against the state’ under Article 88 of the Penal Code.



Viet Nam condemned strongly by UN Working Group

(Media Legal Defence Initiative) The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has published an Opinion in June 2017 calling for (...) (2/07/2017)

 

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 (...) (2/07/2017)

 

Taiwanese organisations mark one year since Formosa disaster

(Taiwanese civil society organisations) A coalition of Taiwanese civil society organisations published a statement to mark the one year (...) (1/07/2017)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

Statement by Human Rights Watch on stripping of #Vietnamese citizenship from Pham Minh Hoang and deporting him to France

(Human Rights Watch) - "By stripping political dissident Pham Minh Hoang’s citizenship and forcing him on to a plane to #France, Hanoi has committed a blatantly illegal, rights violating act that deserves forceful, worldwide condemnation.


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

Vietnam Stripping Blogger of Citizenship is Outrageous

(Phil Robertson) - The Vietnam government’s action to strip Pham Minh Hoang of his Vietnam citizenship is nothing short of outrageous. This completely unjustified abuse of human rights marks a new low for Hanoi’s treatment of political dissidents because it says that they cannot even be considered Vietnamese, (...)