Viet Tan’s Statement Regarding the Raid in Dong Tam

In a shocking series of events, on January 9, Vietnamese authorities mobilised 3000 riot police to raid Hoanh Hamlet, Dong Tam Commune, and kill 84-year-old community leader Le Dinh Kinh. This ruthless and disproportionate use of violence before the Lunar New Year is yet another tactic Vietnamese authorities have used to suppress land rights demands by the people of Dong Tam.

Vietnam’s longest serving woman activist released from prison

One of Vietnam’s longest serving political prisoners was released on August 2 after eight years of arbitrary detention and harsh prison conditions. Nguyen Dang Minh Man, a photojournalist who documented peaceful demonstrations, returned to her home in Tra Vinh province, southern Vietnam on Friday afternoon.