Trial Set for Vietnamese Human Rights Defender Nguyen Van Oai

(Viet Tan) Local authorities notified Oai’s defense lawyer, Ha Huy Son, of the trial set for August 21 in Nghe An province (central Vietnam). Nguyen Van Oai was arrested on January 19 by security police and later charged with “resisting persons on duty” and “failing to comply with sentence” under Articles 257 and 304 of Vietnam’s Penal (...)



’We are jobless because of fish poisoning’: Vietnamese fishermen battle for justice

(The Guardian) A year after Vietnam’s worst environmental disaster, lives remain ruined while the government (...) (15/08/2017)

 

2017 Crackdown in Vietnam

(Viet Tan) A snapshot of the ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression in Vietnam in 2017. 20 bloggers, (...) (13/08/2017)

 

Việt Nam News Roundup

(Loa) Prominent blogger Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, known by the pen name Mẹ Nấm, or Mother Mushroom, has been (...) (12/07/2017)


Vietnam Today

Vietnam Today

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 the immediate and unconditional release of the prominent Vietnamese human rights lawyer and blogger Nguyen Van Dai. The UN Working Group Opinion is the result of a petition that was filed by the Media (...)


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 (...)