Category: Features

Vietnamese Authorities Break up Civil Society Conference in Hanoi

Vietnamese government authorities in Hanoi on Wednesday raided a gathering of registered NGOs and abruptly shut down their annual civil society workshop, drawing condemnation from an international rights group which called it “an alarming step-up of the authorities’ repression of civil society.” Eight civil society groups from the health, public administration, and human rights sectors […]

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Vietnamese at Home and Abroad Present Eight-Point Petition Calling for Reform

Vietnamese civil society groups and individuals based both in Vietnam and abroad called on their government in a petition on Wednesday to implement political reforms, guaranteeing basic rights to assembly and freedom of the press and freeing prisoners jailed for peacefully expressing their views. The petition, titled “An Eight-Point Demand for 2019,” was sent to […]

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Relatives of Jailed Vietnamese Democracy Activists Detail Prison Mistreatment to US Embassy Officials

Four jailed Vietnamese members of the online Brotherhood for Democracy advocacy group are suffering from failing health and enduring ill treatment in prison, according to the wife of one activist, who raised concerns about their situation during a meeting with U.S. Embassy officials on Friday. Nguyen Thi Lanh, the wife of Brotherhood for Democracy President […]

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Two Activists in Hiding, Accused of Trying to Overthrow Vietnam Government

Vietnamese democracy activists Nguyen Van Trang and Le Van Thuong are wanted for overthrowing their country’s communist government, police told RFA’s Vietnamese Service on Tuesday. The two members of the banned Brotherhood for Democracy are being sought for “activities aiming to overthrow the people’s administration” under article 109 of the revised Vietnamese penal code, police […]

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