Media Legal Defence Initiative

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 (...) (2/07/2017)


Human rights lawyer detained for blogging and advocacy must be released

(Media Legal Defence Initiative) - Nguyen Van Dai – a prominent human rights lawyer and blogger in Viet Nam is being detained incommunicado for exercising his right to free speech. Nguyen Van Dai has been in prison since 16 December 2015 when he was arrested on a trumped-up charge of “conducting propaganda” against the (...) (10/12/2016)


A victory in the fight for freedom of expression in Vietnam

(Media Legal Defence Initiative) - The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called for the release of a Vietnamese photojournalist, Mihn Man Dang Nguyen, who is currently serving a prison sentence for documenting events and issues that the Vietnamese Government did not wish to be publicised. The UN Working Group Opinion (...) (12/11/2016)


UN Calls for Release of Vietnamese Blogger Activist

(Media Legal Defence Initiative) - The detention of Vietnamese blogger and human rights activist, Le Quoc Quan, has been condemned by a United Nations human rights tribunal as violating his right to freedom of expression and his right to a fair trial. (3/12/2013)


Vietnamese activists sentenced to long prison terms

(Media Legal Defence Initiative) - Today, the People’s Court of Nghe An in Vietnam sentenced Dau Van Duong, Tran Huu Duc, Chu Manh Son, and Hoang Phong to terms of imprisonment ranging from two to three and a half years on charges of conducting propaganda against the (...) (24/05/2012)