Viet Nam: Three human rights defenders held incommunicado

(Amnesty International) Within 10 days of each other, three unassociated Vietnamese human rights defenders were arrested in January and are currently being held in incommunicado pre-trial detention. With no access to lawyers, they are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.



Vietnamese Authorities Send in the ‘Thugs’ to Beat Activists

(Radio Free Asia) Vietnamese authorities appear to be systematically cracking down on activists, as (...) (14/02/2017)

 

Vietnam police stop fishermen marching to make claims at steel firm

(Reuters) Police in Vietnam stopped hundreds of protesters on Tuesday from marching to present (...) (14/02/2017)

 

Nguyen Van Oai Arrested

(Front Line Defenders) On 21 January 2017 human rights defender Ms Tran Thi Nga was arrested in Ha Nam province on (...) (29/01/2017)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

RSF decries arrests of three activist bloggers in Vietnam

(Reporters Without Borders) - Reporters Without Borders condemns the “preventive” arrests of three bloggers and citizen journalists in the past few days in the run-up to the Vietnamese New Year, known as the Tet, and calls for their immediate release and the withdrawal of all charges against (...)


Press Releases

Press Releases

Vietnamese democracy activist Dang Xuan Dieu released from prison

(Viet Tan) - One of Vietnam’s most prominent political prisoners was released and exiled after almost six years of arbitrary detention and harsh treatment. Dang Xuan Dieu arrived in Paris today following sustained pressure for his freedom from the EU, human rights groups, elected officials, and Vietnamese at (...)


Articles & Speeches

Articles & Speeches

A Decade of Industrialization: Fish and Humans Pay the Price

(Viet Tan Alert) - The Vietnamese state has often been complicit in the country’s worst environmental disasters. Despite updating the Law on Environmental Protection in 2015, officials have tolerated the discharge of untreated wastewater from industrial projects with serious harm to local (...)


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

Viet Tan Alert : Former Vietnamese Prisoner of Conscience Re-Arrested

(Viet Tan) - Vietnamese human rights defender, blogger and former political prisoner Nguyen Van Oai has been re-arrested. His wife Ho Thi Chau said Nghe An provincial police arrested Oai, 36, late Thursday evening near his home in Hoang Mai commune (Quynh Luu district, Nghe An province). He has been (...)