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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 (...) (18/09/2017)

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 member of Viet Tan, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. At around 10pm on September 2nd, Vietnamese security agents riding on motorcycles threw acid on the four individuals as they were walking down a street. (...) (14/09/2017)

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 (...) (15/08/2017)

2017 Crackdown in Vietnam

(Viet Tan) - A snapshot of the ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression in Vietnam in 2017. 25 bloggers, human rights defenders and community organisers have been arrested, issued arrest warrants and exiled since the beginning of the year. (13/08/2017)

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 (...) (24/06/2017)

Vietnamese blogger Pham Minh Hoang abducted by authorities, may face exile

(Viet Tan) - Prominent blogger and former university lecturer Pham Minh Hoang was taken by authorities on Friday evening in Saigon. According to his wife, police entered his home, initially refused to provide the order for his detention, then quickly read the order out loud before taking him to the local (...) (23/06/2017)

Ongoing Harassment of Vietnamese Catholic Priest

(Viet Tan) - A Catholic priest and his parishioners continue to be harassed and intimidated by local authorities and thugs from Nghe An Province in central Vietnam. A large mob of people prevented Father Nguyen Dinh Thuc from returning home after he conducted evening mass at Van Thai sub-parish on May (...) (3/06/2017)

Vietnam Cyber Dialogue 2017 Report

(Viet Tan) - The first Vietnam Cyber Dialogue was co-hosted by ARTICLE 19, Reporters Without Borders and Viet Tan, and supported by the Open Technology Fund, as part of the 2017 Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) in Valencia, Spain. Participants aimed to address challenges faced by Vietnamese netizens and (...) (1/05/2017)

Vietnam Cyber Dialogue

(Viet Tan) - Co-hosted by Viet Tan, the 1st Vietnam Cyber Dialogue (VCD) aims to gather community leaders, activists, policy makers, and technologists working towards improving access to information and greater freedom of expression in Vietnam. The one day event hosted at the Internet Freedom Festival in (...) (28/02/2017)

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 (...) (20/01/2017)