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vendredi 15 juin 2018

US calls on Vietnam to release American citizen arrested in protests

Will Nguyen was arrested at rally against new economic zones promoting Chinese interests

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jeudi 14 juin 2018

American university student arrested in police crackdown on protests in Vietnam

An American university student was among the dozens of protesters beaten and arrested in Vietnam this week during clashes between demonstrators and police, according to the New York Times.

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mardi 12 juin 2018

Vietnam parliament passes cyber law denounced in street protests

Vietnam’s National Assembly has passed a cybersecurity law requiring companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. to store all data of Vietnam-based users in the country and open local offices.

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dimanche 10 juin 2018

Vietnam police halt protests against new economic zones

Police in Vietnam detained more than a dozen protesters in the capital Hanoi on Sunday and halted demonstrations in other cities against plans for new special economic zones that the protesters fear will be dominated by Chinese investors.

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vendredi 8 juin 2018

Vietnam : withdraw problematic cyber security law

National assembly to vote on repressive bill restricting Internet freedom

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Vietnam expels dissident human-rights lawyer

Pro-democracy activists exiled to Germany after open letter assails EU trade pact

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dimanche 3 juin 2018

Is Facebook helping Vietnam’s pro-democracy crackdown ?

Activists say the US social media giant is obliging Communist Party requests to block and take down democracy and rights-related content

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lundi 28 mai 2018

Japan : urge Vietnam to respect Human Righ

President Tran Dai Quang visits Japan as rights crackdown worsens

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dimanche 27 mai 2018

To Vietnam, Freedom of Expression Is a ‘National Security Offense’

“In Vietnam, there is no such thing as a ‘prisoner of conscience,’ and there’s no such thing as people being arrested for ‘freely expressing opinion,’” Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang told reporters in April.

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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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