In an open letter to the Vietnamese Prime Minister, human rights activists and elected officials from around the world called on the Vietnamese authorities to immediately release Vietnamese-Australian activist Chau Van Kham and respect the recommendations of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD).
There are more than 300 activists imprisoned in Vietnam for their political opinions. The following biographies of Vietnamese prisoners of conscience are not exhaustive, but it provides an overview about the people who dare protect human rights and challenge authoritarian rule at the risk of spending decades in prison.
Viet Tan is pleased to announce that the 2022 Le Dinh Luong Human Rights Award — with the theme “Defending national sovereignty against threats from
The “Vietnamese street” and especially the activist community is known to be anti-China, but the Vietnamese Communist Party is keen to cultivate closer ties.
Starting around October 20, a sophisticated network of fake Facebook accounts have inundated the comment section of well known Vietnamese Facebook users.
According to their candidacy statement, the Hanoi regime “believes in the universality of human rights” and “attaches great importance to the adherence to and implementation of international treaties in protecting and promoting human rights in the country.” The bad news is that the reality is quite the opposite in Vietnam.
Viet Tan recently concluded its 9th Party Conference to review the Vietnamese struggle for democracy; approve strategies and projects to empower the people of Vietnam to resist the repression of the Vietnamese Communist Party; and elect the leadership to guide Viet Tan through the next three-year term.
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DigitalReach, an organization dedicated to assessing the impact of technology on human rights in Southeast Asia released their 2021-2022 report. The report details the tactics
In recent years, Vietnam’s communist government has stepped up arrests of those it considers its opponents, including independent journalists, religious figures, land rights activists and environmentalists.
Le Dinh Luong was sentenced to 20 years in prison by the Vietnamese communist authorities in October 2018. The award honors the sacrifices and work of individuals or organizations who are fighting for the civil and human rights of the Vietnamese people.
Over the past decade, Vietnamese government officials have continued to tighten their grip on freedom of expression and target citizen journalists and activists. To combat the abuse of human rights occurring globally, the United States passed the Magnitsky Act in 2012, which places sanctions against human rights offenders.