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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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jeudi 7 septembre 2017

A glimpse of the party’s dark side in Vietnam

A recent incident has given a glimpse of the dark side of the Vietnamese Communist Party’s regime.

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mercredi 30 août 2017

Vietnam's Facebook dissidents test the limits of Communist state

“This isn’t like China,” says Vietnamese activist ’Anh Chi’ at a noisy bar off one of the narrow streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. “They can’t shut Facebook down here.”

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vendredi 25 août 2017

Trinh Xuan Thanh kidnapping : German immigration suspends Vietnamese worker

Day work in a German agency while moonlighting for Vietnam's Communist Party ? Such is the alleged double-life of the suspended worker who may have helped Vietnamese spies abduct businessman Trinh Xuan Thanh in Berlin.

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In Vietnam, repression threatens growth

A lack of democracy has an economic cost.

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lundi 21 août 2017

Vietnam's president calls for tougher internet controls

Vietnam's president called on Sunday for tougher controls on the internet in the face of dissidents who are using it to criticize the ruling Communist Party, and to combat threats to cybersecurity.

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vendredi 18 août 2017

Vietnam criticizes US religious freedom report

Vietnam on Thursday criticized the U.S. State Department's annual international religious freedom report, describing it as containing partial and false information about the country.

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jeudi 10 août 2017

Vietnam : Kidnapping undermines efforts to seek friends and influence

Foreign investors and world trade institutions have long wished one thing for Vietnam: reform of its inefficient and corrupt state-owned enterprise sector.

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dimanche 6 août 2017

Vietnam disappointed by Germany's accusation that it kidnapped a former official

Vietnam said Thursday that it regretted comments by the German Foreign Ministry accusing Vietnamese intelligence services of kidnapping a former Vietnamese oil executive who's wanted back home on embezzlement charges.

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jeudi 3 août 2017

Vietnam silent after Germany accuses Hanoi of kidnapping

Vietnam's government and state media were silent on Thursday, a day after Germany accused Hanoi of kidnapping a former Vietnamese oil executive seeking asylum in Berlin in what Germany said was an "unprecedented" breach of its laws.

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dimanche 30 juillet 2017

Vietnam arrests more dissidents

Vietnam has cracked down further on dissent, arresting four rights activists on charges of trying to overthrow the government.

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mercredi 26 juillet 2017

US ambassador calls for release of jailed Vietnam activist

The US ambassador in Vietnam called on the Communist government Wednesday to release an activist who was sentenced to nine years in prison on what the envoy says are vague charges of propaganda against the state.

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mardi 25 juillet 2017

Vietnam police arrest dissident for attempt 'to overthrow government'

Police in Vietnam have arrested a prominent dissident they have accused of conducting activities aimed at overthrowing the government, in what appeared to be latest effort by the Communist-ruled country to crack down on critics.

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vendredi 23 juin 2017

Vietnam singer Mai Khoi adds a youthful tone to aged politics

The Vietnamese singer and activist Mai Khoi is an outspoken advocate for human rights and freedom of expression in Vietnam. After her performance at the Global Media Forum she spoke with DW about her political activism.

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