Vietnamese authorities seeking to stop a well-known democracy activist from meeting an American diplomat last weekend deployed an unusual weapon — a group of elderly ladies.
vendredi 19 avril 2013
jeudi 11 avril 2013
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers and activists called Thursday for the United States to press Vietnam to free dissidents and allow greater religious freedom as the two nations hold talks on human rights.
dimanche 31 mars 2013
GENEVA - Campaigners urged the UN Human Rights Council Friday to take Vietnam to task over its jailing of dozens of cyber-dissidents, claiming Hanoi was in breach of international law.
mercredi 6 mars 2013
HONG KONG — The Vietnamese government has opened a dialogue with Amnesty International, allowing the human rights group to meet with key dissidents and government officials in the first such contacts since the end of the Vietnam War, Amnesty said on Wednesday.
mercredi 27 février 2013
A Vietnamese journalist said Wednesday he had been fired from his state-run newspaper after criticising the head of the ruling Communist Party in a personal blog.
jeudi 14 février 2013
PENANG - “Reactionary group leader sentenced to life in jail” ran the headlines in Vietnam’s government-linked press earlier this week.
mardi 12 février 2013
Two prominent Vietnamese democracy and human rights advocates, Thich Quang Do and Nguyen Van Ly, have been nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. This is encouraging news for a long-suffering people whose oppression is little reported.
mercredi 6 février 2013
HANOI - Vietnam on Wednesday freed a prominent human rights lawyer who served more than three years of a five year sentence for trying to overthrow the regime, his family said.
lundi 4 février 2013
A court in Vietnam has sentenced a man to life in prison and given jail terms of up to 17 years to other defendants after they were found guilty of "subversive activities", according to the state-run Vietnam Television.
samedi 2 février 2013
Bangkok - In a widening crackdown on online expression, Vietnamese security officials have arrested critical independent blogger Le Anh Hung and are holding him against his will in a psychiatric institution, news reports said.
lundi 28 janvier 2013
HANOI - In one of Vietnam's largest subversion trials for years, 22 members of a little-known "reactionary" group appeared in court Monday charged with trying to overthrow the communist government, a clerk said.
mardi 8 janvier 2013
Fourteen Vietnamese accused of links to a banned US-based opposition group went on trial Tuesday on charges of attempting to overthrow the communist government.
vendredi 28 décembre 2012
HANOI - Two prominent Vietnamese dissident bloggers on Friday lost their appeals against long prison sentences for "anti-state propaganda", a lawyer said, despite international calls for their release.
HANOI — Vietnamese police have detained a well-known dissident lawyer, escalating a crackdown on those who speak out against the country's one-party, authoritarian rule.
mercredi 19 décembre 2012
Huynh Trong Hieu detained on his way to receive human rights award on behalf of father and sister, also prominent bloggers
jeudi 13 décembre 2012
Vietnam has jailed four people from the mainly Christian Hmong ethnic group for their roles in an alleged separatist plot to overthrow the communist government, state media reported Thursday.
mercredi 21 novembre 2012
Hanoi - A Vietnamese court on Wednesday upheld a dissident blogger’s six-year jail term, his lawyer said, the latest in a string of tough sentences for anti-government activists in the authoritarian nation.
vendredi 2 novembre 2012
HANOI — International pressure mounted on Vietnam Wednesday to uphold human rights when the EU raised the issue after the jailing of two musicians on charges of anti-state propaganda in the communist nation.
mardi 30 octobre 2012
Vietnam sentenced two songwriters to several years in prison Tuesday for posting songs online that a court judged to be antigovernment propaganda, the latest convictions in a mounting crackdown against online dissent in the communist country.
jeudi 25 octobre 2012
A Vietnamese student who had been missing for two weeks has been held by police over "security matters" state-run media say.
lundi 24 septembre 2012
HANOI - A Vietnamese court sentenced three high-profile bloggers to jail terms ranging from four to 12 years on Monday, in the latest crackdown on dissent as booming internet usage threatens to undermine the communist government's authority.
HANOI — Three Vietnamese citizen journalists who have criticized the government in online postings were put on trial on Monday for spreading anti-government propaganda and could face up to 20 years in prison, one of their lawyers said.
mercredi 19 septembre 2012
Vietnamese officials are stepping up repression of old and new media even as they promote an image of an open, globalized economy. Intense surveillance and imprisonment of critical journalists, coupled with increasingly restrictive laws, are choking the flow of information.
lundi 10 septembre 2012
HANOI--Internet blogs critical of Vietnam's authorities are being blocked and their writers detained and prosecuted, in an accelerated crackdown on online criticism.
vendredi 7 septembre 2012
HANOI — A Vietnamese journalist who bribed a police officer as part of an undercover investigation into corruption was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday, while the officer who accepted the money got a five-year sentence, state-controlled media reported.
jeudi 16 août 2012
HANOI - A Vietnamese dissident blogger was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday, an official said, the latest in a string of convictions of anti-government activists in the authoritarian nation.
dimanche 15 avril 2012
HANOI - Three well known Vietnamese bloggers face prosecution for "propaganda against the state" after being accused of posting political articles on a banned website, state media said Sunday.
samedi 14 avril 2012
Reporters Without Borders calls on the Vietnamese authorities to abandon plans for a decree that would increase online censorship to an utterly unacceptable level and exacerbate the already very disturbing situation for freedom of expression in Vietnam.
mardi 27 mars 2012
HANOI — A court in central Vietnam sentenced the pastor of an outlawed Mennonite church to 11 years in prison for sowing division between the communist government and its citizens, state-controlled media reported Tuesday.
mercredi 14 mars 2012
HANOI — Vietnam has jailed eight Hmong people for taking part in a major gathering last year which the court described as a separatist ethnic movement, state media reported Wednesday.
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