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dimanche 15 avril 2018

Vietnam is systematically snuffing out voices of dissent

Five years ago, lawyer Nguyen Van Dai became co-founder of a pro-democracy group in Vietnam called Brotherhood for Democracy, which was intended to underscore a fresh approach to activism.

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jeudi 12 avril 2018

UN human rights experts urge Viet Nam not to stifle dissenting voices

United Nations experts have urged Viet Nam not to crackdown on civil society or stifle dissent, after the authorities jailed several human rights defenders for “conducting activities to overthrow the people’s government” – a charge that carries the possibility of the death sentence or life imprisonment.

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mardi 10 avril 2018

Vietnam activists question Facebook on suppressing dissent

Vietnamese human rights activists and independent media groups have written to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc’s chief executive, questioning whether the social media platform was helping suppress dissent in the communist country.

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vendredi 6 avril 2018

Vietnam affirms consistent policy of ensuring human rights

Ensuring and promoting human rights is the consistent policy of the Vietnamese State, which has been implemented in line with Vietnam’s Constitution and law, as well as international conventions on human rights to which Vietnam is a member, said the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

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Vietnam jails six activists for up to 15 years for trying to 'overthrow state’

Group accused of carrying out human rights training and pushing for multi-party democracy

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jeudi 5 avril 2018

Six Vietnam activists on trial for attempting to ‘overthrow the state’ face death penalty

Activists accused of carrying out human rights training, calling for multi-party democracy and receiving funding from foreign groups

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mercredi 4 avril 2018

Vietnam finally puts six human rights activists on trial

Six Vietnamese rights activists, including a prominent human rights lawyer arrested way back in 2015, will finally appear in the People’s Court of Hanoi on Thursday.

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jeudi 29 mars 2018

Vietnam objects to UN human rights experts’ press release

Vietnam strongly opposes a press release on 20 March by several UN human rights experts, said Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam's Permanent Mission to the UN, the WTO and other international organisations in Geneva.

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mardi 27 mars 2018

Vietnamese pop star held in crackdown on dissent

Mai Khoi, a high-profile pro-democracy activist, detained at airport after trip to Europe

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jeudi 8 mars 2018

Vietnam's answer to Pussy Riot furiously dissents

Mai Khoi Do Nguyen has long been described as Vietnam’s Lady Gaga. In more recent years, as her political activism has come to the fore, her expressions of rude dissent, she has also been compared to Russia's infamous protest band, Pussy Riot.

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dimanche 4 mars 2018

Here’s what we learned from the online database of Vietnam’s Political Prisoners

Launched in January 2018, the Vietnamese Political Prisoner Database provides comprehensive and routinely updated information on the country’s political prisoners.

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jeudi 1 mars 2018

Vietnam activist in hiding after book interrogation

A high-profile Vietnamese writer says she has gone into hiding after being interrogated about her banned book and placed under de-facto house arrest by plainclothes police, vowing Thursday (Mar 1) to continue pressing for democracy in the one-party state.

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Vietnam will work non-stop to protect human rights

The country is serious about its international commitments on human rights, the official said.

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jeudi 8 février 2018

Vietnam : end repression against religious activists

Vietnam should suspend charges against six Hoa Hao Buddhist followers and investigate whether police actions against them were taken for discriminatory reasons or religious persecution, Human Rights Watch said today. Criminal trials for the six on public order charges are scheduled for February 9, 2018, before the People’s Court in An Phu district, An Giang province.

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mercredi 7 février 2018

Vietnam jails activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution march

Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of fishermen protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant

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jeudi 1 février 2018

Vietnam jails three activists over 'anti-state' videos

Three Vietnamese activists were sentenced to between six and eight years in jail yesterday for "anti-state propaganda" after posting online videos criticising the communist regime, which is accused of tightening its grip on dissidents.

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mercredi 24 janvier 2018

Four jailed in Vietnam for flying southern flag

Four Buddhist activists have been jailed in Vietnam for anti-state propaganda for flying the flag of the defeated southern regime loathed by the ruling communists, state media said Wednesday (Jan 24).

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dimanche 14 janvier 2018

Home Office accused of cruelty for ordering cannabis slave back to Vietnam

Teenager spent five years as a cannabis gardener in the UK being beaten and threatened, after he was seized from Hanoi aged 10

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Vietnam : drop charges against Nguyen Van Oai

Vietnam should drop charges of violating probation against the veteran human rights activist Nguyen Van Oai and allow him to go home, Human Rights Watch said today. The People’s Court of Nghe An province will hear his appeal on January 15, 2018.

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jeudi 11 janvier 2018

Netizens adapt to social media censorship in Vietnam

Catholic priests are leading the resistance to the communist country's clampdown on internet freedom

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dimanche 31 décembre 2017

Muted cry for good governance in Vietnam

The ruling Communist Party is undermining its legitimacy by clamping down on calls for basic public goods rather than improving its performance

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jeudi 30 novembre 2017

Vietnam wants to control social media ? Too late.

When access to Facebook’s Messenger app went intermittent throughout Vietnam on Nov. 4 — an unusual occurrence, even in this repressive state — netizens were thrown for a loop. “Has it happened already?” some of my Facebook friends asked.

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Vietnam court upholds blogger's 10-yr jail term

A court in Vietnam on Thursday upheld a 10-year jail sentence for a prominent blogger convicted of publishing propaganda against the state, her lawyer said, the latest move in a crackdown on critics of the one-party state.

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mardi 28 novembre 2017

Vietnam : EU should press for release of political prisoners

Reverse conviction against ‘Mother Mushroom’ ahead of Human Rights dialogue

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lundi 27 novembre 2017

Vietnam sentences environmental activist to 7 years in prison

A court in central Vietnam on Nov. 27 sentenced an activist to seven years in prison for producing online videos and interviews related to an environmental disaster that instigated anti-government protests, in the authorities’ latest crackdown on dissent.

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mardi 24 octobre 2017

Vietnam : Drop charge against student activist

Vietnam should drop all charges and immediately release student blogger Phan Kim Khanh, Human Rights Watch said today.

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jeudi 19 octobre 2017

Vietnam protester arrested for ‘attempt to overthrow state’

A Vietnamese activist who had protested mass fish deaths caused by a toxic dump has been arrested for allegedly attempting to overthrow the state, according to her family and an official report Wednesday.

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mercredi 27 septembre 2017

Vietnam's harsh summer: state launches largest crackdown on dissidents in years

At least 11 activists have been arrested, charged or convicted over the past few months, while another was stripped of his citizenship and deported to France

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lundi 25 septembre 2017

Vietnam uses water cannon to disperse protest at global fashion brands supplier

Vietnamese authorities on Monday (Sept 25) used water cannon and electric rods to end a five-month long protest by villagers blockading a textile plant that serves global fashion brands, an official and a villager said.

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mardi 19 septembre 2017

Vietnam jails dissident for five years

A political prisoner in Vietnam was sent to jail Monday for a second time after being found guilty of violating the terms of his house arrest, as the one-party state cracks down on critics.

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