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mardi 18 septembre 2018

Vietnam’s rights violations put trade deal with EU at risk

The European Union (EU)’s efforts to finalize a free trade deal with Vietnam are at risk because of Vietnam’s poor human rights record.

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jeudi 23 août 2018

Vietnam : activists beaten in concert raid

Vietnamese government officers and men in civilian clothes raided a concert in Ho Chi Minh City on August 15, 2018, and severely beat the performer and two prominent activists in the audience, Human Rights Watch said today.

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mardi 21 août 2018

US citizens in Vietnam insurrection trial

A court in Ho Chi Minh City has opened a trial against 12 activists, including two US citizens, on charges of attempting to overthrow the government, state media reports.

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samedi 18 août 2018

US criticizes Vietnam for jailing peaceful activists

The United States said it was deeply concerned over Vietnam's conviction and sentencing of an activist this week, calling the trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences of government critics "troubling."

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jeudi 16 août 2018

Viet Nam : Authorities must investigate alleged torture and ill-treatment of concert-goers by police

Viet Nam’s authorities must immediately investigate allegations that a group of activists were attacked and severely beaten by police officers while attending a private performance of pre-Communist era songs in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday, said Amnesty International.

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Vietnam sentences activist to 20 years prison amid dissent crackdown

A court in northern Vietnam on Thursday sentenced an activist to 20 years in prison after he was convicted in a one-day trial of attempting to overthrow the state, his lawyer said.

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dimanche 5 août 2018

US citizen detained in Vietnam may be there several months pending investigation, family says

A 54-year old American missing in Vietnam for nearly a month is being held by Vietnamese authorities, his family and a congresswoman announced Thursday.

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mardi 31 juillet 2018

Vietnam jails 15 more over economic zone protests

A court in Vietnam has handed out prison sentences to 15 protesters arrested during mass demonstrations last month against proposed special economic zones in the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Tuesday.

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mercredi 25 juillet 2018

Vietnam jails 10 more for protests over economic zones

A court in Vietnam on Monday jailed 10 people for terms ranging from two to 3-1/2 years after they were arrested in last month’s nationwide protests against new economic zones, state media said.

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Facebook and Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law

As any good activist knows, “fake news” is not only in the eye of the beholder, but also the eye of the enforcer.

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lundi 23 juillet 2018

Vietnam : clean up abysmal rights record

Past UN member recommendations ignored

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vendredi 20 juillet 2018

Vietnam says controversial cybersecurity law aims to protect online rights

Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law is designed to protect online rights and create a “safe and healthy cyberspace,” the foreign ministry said on Thursday, although critics have warned it gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crack down on dissent.

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Vietnam to deport american after public disorder conviction

U.S. citizen William Nguyen will be deported after being convicted in Vietnam of causing public disorder during protests in Ho Chi Minh City.

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jeudi 19 juillet 2018

American protester faces trial in Vietnam for 'disturbing public order'

An American citizen is set to stand trial on charges of “disturbing public order” in Vietnam on Friday.

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mardi 17 juillet 2018

U.S. lawmakers urge Google, Facebook to resist Vietnam cybersecurity law

Seventeen U.S. lawmakers have urged the CEOs of Facebook and Google to resist changes stipulated by a new cybersecurity law in Vietnam, which critics say gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crackdown on dissent.

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Farmer's death sentence sparks public outcry in Vietnam

Lawyer says president must grant amnesty or expect more unrest as man acted in self-defense amid illegal, violent land grab

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lundi 16 juillet 2018

American detained in Vietnam to face trial next week

An American detained in Vietnam last month is set to go on trial next Friday, days after U.S. Secretary of State raised the case with local officials during a Hanoi visit.

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jeudi 12 juillet 2018

Vietnam jails 6 of dozens arrested for economic law protests

A court in south central Vietnam sentenced six people to up to two-and-a-half years in prison Thursday after finding them guilty of throwing rocks, bricks and gas bombs at police in protests against a proposed law on special economic zones.

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mardi 10 juillet 2018

Independent journalist detained on anti-state charges in Vietnam

Vietnamese authorities should immediately release and stop harassing journalist Le Anh Hung, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Pompeo raises issue of detained american in Vietnam

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raised the issue of a detained American man of Vietnamese descent during meetings with senior Vietnamese officials in Hanoi on Monday, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.

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vendredi 6 juillet 2018

Vietnam activists flock to ‘safe’ social media after cyber crackdown

Tens of thousands of Vietnamese social media users are flocking to a self-professed free speech platform to avoid tough internet controls in a new cybersecurity law, activists told AFP.

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mercredi 4 juillet 2018

Film screening cancelled in Bangkok after Vietnam complains

A second screening of a documentary featuring Mother Mushroom, the Vietnamese blogger sentenced in 2017 to ten years in jail after publicising the environmental devastation caused by a toxic leak from a steel plant, was cancelled on Wednesday afternoon after a complaint from the Vietnamese embassy in Bangkok.

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mardi 3 juillet 2018

One year after Mother Mushroom’s imprisonment, signs of hope in Vietnam

Despite rising repression, the democratic awakening of the Vietnamese people continues.

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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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