Nguyen Huu Vinh is a Vietnamese blogger better known by the name Ahn Ba Sam.
Tag - human rights
dimanche 24 avril 2016
samedi 2 avril 2016
Two bloggers went on trial in Vietnam last week, charged under Section 258 of the criminal code which relates to abusing democratic freedoms. Section 258 is one of the three, somewhat elastic, sections commonly used in these cases.
samedi 26 mars 2016
Contrary to some accounts, democracy exists in name only in the country ahead of upcoming legislative polls.
mercredi 23 mars 2016
A court in Hanoi sentenced a prominent Vietnamese blogger to five years in prison for posting anti-state writings, in a one-day trial Wednesday that highlighted the Communist country's tough approach to dissent.
mardi 22 mars 2016
The Vietnamese government should release and drop all charges against two prominent bloggers, Human Rights Watch said today. The trial of Nguyen Huu Vinh and his colleague Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy is scheduled for March 23, 2016, before the People’s Court of Hanoi.
mercredi 16 mars 2016
The EU Ombudsman criticised the Commission this month for failing to provide an audit of how its Free Trade Agreement with Vietnam would affect human rights before signing off the deal. Ruth Kelly, explains how it will trap Vietnam in a low-profit-low-wage cycle.
jeudi 28 janvier 2016
Despite renewed economic growth and progress on a number of social indicators in 2015, the government of Vietnam continued to crack down on independent writers, bloggers, and rights activists deemed threatening to Communist Party rule, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016.
mardi 22 décembre 2015
The United States said on Monday it was deeply concerned by the arrest of a Vietnamese human rights lawyer and called on Hanoi to release all prisoners of conscience.
samedi 19 décembre 2015
In a resolution adopted on 17 December, the European Parliament (EP) makes it clear that two important upcoming agreements between the EU and Vietnam have to foster respect for human rights, rule of law, and democracy. The EU and Vietnam are currently in the process of concluding a free trade agreement (FTA) and a Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation.
mercredi 16 décembre 2015
A Vietnamese lawyer badly beaten 10 days ago by unknown attackers was arrested by police on Wednesday for anti-state "propaganda", the latest incident in what rights groups are calling an alarming crackdown on government critics.
mercredi 2 décembre 2015
Vietnam is using vague national security laws to stifle dissent and arrest critics, Human Rights Watch said today. The United States and other signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should press Vietnam to drop proposed legislation that would add even more rights-abusing penalties to its already draconian criminal code.
lundi 5 octobre 2015
A former soldier turned democracy campaigner has been arrested in Vietnam for attempted subversion, sources said Monday, the same charge that previously saw him jailed for more than five years.
mercredi 30 septembre 2015
A court in Vietnam's capital on Wednesday sentenced a former Foreign Ministry employee to six years in prison for spying for China.
dimanche 20 septembre 2015
Vietnam has released a high-profile blogger who has traveled to the United States, the American embassy said on Sunday, but a human right group said the move extended a "cynical" practice by Hanoi to send its critics into exile.
lundi 24 août 2015
For the people of Vietnam, still repressively ruled by a single Communist party more than 40 years after the fall of Saigon, inclusion in the Obama administration’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal presents both peril and opportunity.
jeudi 18 juin 2015
Vietnamese dissidents Wednesday pleaded for international help for prisoners of conscience jailed inside their country and warned that warming US ties with Hanoi may send the wrong message to the ruling communists.
mercredi 3 juin 2015
Cambodia is refusing protection for almost 100 Montagnard asylum seekers fleeing persecution in Vietnam as four refugees travel from Nauru to the impoverished nation under a controversial $55.5 million agreement with Australia.
mardi 21 avril 2015
The United Nations refugee agency has revealed a group of Vietnamese asylum seekers had their claims assessed at sea before being returned home by the Australian Navy.
samedi 28 février 2015
Vietnam’s legislators emphasized the need to ensure human rights for those under temporary detention or arrest at their meeting on Friday, the last working day of the 35th session of the National Assembly (NA)’s Standing Committee.
jeudi 12 février 2015
HANOI — A Vietnamese blogger who is partially paralyzed and was jailed for posting articles that oppose the Communist Party says he has been released after two months in prison on medical parole.
vendredi 6 février 2015
Censorship in Vietnam is a common topic for the foreign press and rights organizations like Human Rights Watch or the Committee to Protect Journalists.
jeudi 5 février 2015
A family of Montagnard asylum seekers, including two young children and a 9-month-old baby, has been deported to Vietnam, where the father was reportedly beaten by authorities for attempting to escape.
mardi 30 décembre 2014
HANOI — Vietnamese police have detained a third blogger in a month in the latest crackdown on dissent in the communist country.
dimanche 14 décembre 2014
Vietnam should drop all charges and immediately release bloggers Nguyen Quang Lap and Hong Le Tho, who were arrested for operating independent blogs, Human Rights Watch said today.
vendredi 12 décembre 2014
Minh Man Dang Nguyen was arrested over three years ago for taking photographs at a protest and sentenced to nine years in prison on subversion charges. On 28 November, in protest of ill-treatment she has received while in detention, she began a hunger strike.
mardi 9 décembre 2014
Viet Nam has strongly committed to combating all acts of torture and cruel treatment to ensure basic human rights, an official from the ministry of foreign affairs said at an international conference held in HCM City yesterday.
lundi 8 décembre 2014
An award-winning Vietnamese writer has been arrested, reportedly for publishing criticism of the Communist government on his blog.
samedi 6 décembre 2014
A Vietnamese blogger was detained for posting anti-state articles, as Hanoi steps up a crackdown on dissent that has been condemned by rights groups and Western governments.
lundi 1 décembre 2014
HANOI - Vietnamese police have detained a blogger for posting "bad content" about the state, the latest move in a crackdown on dissent that has been condemned by rights groups and Western governments.
lundi 24 novembre 2014
Bloggers in Vietnam are severely repressed. A month ago, one of the country's most popular bloggers was set free, only to be immediately deported to the US. He talks to DW about his experiences and plans for the future.