When Facebook took off in Vietnam about a decade ago, it was like a “revolution,” said two of the company’s early employees in Asia. For the first time, people across the country could communicate directly about current affairs. Users posted about police abuse and government waste, poking holes in the propaganda of the ruling Communist Party. “It felt like a liberation,” said one of the Facebook employees, “and we were part of it.”
22 Organizations Urge UN High Commissioner for Refugees to protect Vietnamese refugees and asylum seekers in Thailand
Dear High Commissioner for Refugees,
We are writing to express our concern about the safety and wellbeing of Vietnamese refugees and asylum seekers in Thailand, who are at risk of abduction and refoulement by agents of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The award recognizes individuals or groups that fight for human rights in Vietnam. 11 December 2022 Imprisoned Vietnamese activist Nguyen Nang Tinh has been awarded
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.
“Police have surrounded my house” – a Vietnamese family face years in prison for defending land rights
As the tropical dawn breaks in Duong Noi just outside Hanoi on 24 June 2020, Trinh Ba Phuong is at home with his wife, small
The sentencing of Ngụy Thị Khanh, her country’s most high-profile environmental voice, raises questions about Vietnam’s commitment to ditching coal. 26 June 2022 Vietnam’s
12 June 2022 The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has issued Opinion No. 13/2022 concerning the case of Mr. Chau Van Kham (Viet Nam).
Prisoner of conscience Ho Duc Hoa, who was sentenced to 13 years in prison in January 2013 on the charge of “conducting activities to overthrow the people’s government,”
VIET TAN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 MAY 2022 Contact: Duy Hoang +1 202-596-7951 Viet Tan Statement on the US-ASEAN Summit The US-ASEAN meeting signals
US Representative Lowenthal, Colleagues, NGO Leaders To Hold May 12 Press Conference Calling Attention To Human Rights Issues in Southeast Asian Nations
United States Congressman Alan Lowenthal hosts a media event in collaboration with Congressman Lou Korea, Congresswoman Young Kim, Viet Tan, Amnesty International, and USACM as
26 April 2022 Since a planned human rights dialogue session with Vietnam was postponed earlier this month, the European Union has been under renewed pressure to get
22 March 2022 (Bangkok) – The Vietnamese authorities should immediately drop the politically motivated charges against the social commentator Le Van Dung and release him, Human Rights