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lundi 3 octobre 2016

Vietnam: free prominent blogger

Vietnamese authorities should immediately free the blogger Nguyen Dinh Ngoc and all other peaceful critics imprisoned for criticizing the government, the ruling Vietnam Communist Party, or their policies, Human Rights Watch said today.

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samedi 24 septembre 2016

Vietnam rejects 'anti-government' blogger's appeal

A Hanoi court upheld the five-year sentence of an anti-government blogger Thursday, his lawyer said, as rights groups accused authoritarian Vietnam of crushing dissent.

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samedi 17 septembre 2016

Vietnam : drop charges and free land rights activist

Vietnamese authorities should drop all charges and unconditionally release a prominent land rights activist facing trial for peacefully exercising her rights, Human Rights Watch said today.

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mercredi 24 août 2016

Cousin activists jailed in Vietnam for 'propaganda'

Two Vietnamese cousins have been convicted for spreading anti-state "propaganda", state media reported, a ruling condemned by rights groups as the authoritarian country's latest crackdown on dissent.

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lundi 1 août 2016

Vietnam : show rights commitment at Australia talks

Australia should press for significant and solid improvement during its 13th human rights dialogue with Vietnam, Human Rights Watch said today.

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mercredi 13 juillet 2016

Inside Viet Nam's secretive and torturous world of 'prisons within prisons'

"Life in prison is hard. I fell into despair. I was in this situation because I was trying to be a good citizen, to help people according to the law…But I was arrested and put in prison. I felt like I was in a dark tunnel with no way out"

Pham Thi Loc, one of several former prisoners of conscience interviewed by Amnesty International for new report

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mardi 12 juillet 2016

Amnesty blasts Vietnam on treatment of prisoners of conscience

Vietnam's prisoners of conscience are routinely tortured, beaten and kept from their families. An Amnesty International has exposed some disturbing aspects to their detainment.

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dimanche 5 juin 2016

Vietnam breaks up protests as anger seethes over fish deaths

Dozens of activists were detained in Vietnam's two biggest cities Sunday as they tried to hold protests calling for greater government transparency over a recent spate of mass fish deaths.

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samedi 4 juin 2016

Vietnam jails four asylum seekers returned by Australia

Human Rights Watch says action violates defendants’ right under international law to leave their own country

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vendredi 3 juin 2016

As Obama presses Vietnam on rights, activists are barred from meeting

President Obama won enthusiastic applause here on Tuesday with a supportive reference to Vietnam’s disputes with China, saying in a speech that “big nations should not bully smaller ones.”

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mercredi 1 juin 2016

Vietnam restricted access to Facebook during Obama visit

The Vietnamese government restricted access to Facebook Inc inside Vietnam for several days this week as part of a broader crackdown on human rights and political dissidents during a visit by President Barack Obama, two activist organizations said on Thursday.

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mardi 26 avril 2016

Obama urged to seek freedom for activists on Vietnam visit

An international coalition of human rights groups on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to seek freedom for imprisoned activists when he visits Vietnam next month.

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dimanche 24 avril 2016

Free speech is under siege in Vietnam

Nguyen Huu Vinh is a Vietnamese blogger better known by the name Ahn Ba Sam.

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samedi 2 avril 2016

Vietnam jails bloggers: Latest chapter in a sorry (and failed) saga of internet censorship

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.

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samedi 26 mars 2016

The truth about ‘Democracy’ in Vietnam today

Contrary to some accounts, democracy exists in name only in the country ahead of upcoming legislative polls.

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mercredi 23 mars 2016

Vietnam sentences prominent blogger for anti-state posts

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.

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mardi 22 mars 2016

Vietnam: drop charges against prominent bloggers

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.

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mercredi 16 mars 2016

EU free trade deal will trap Vietnam in low-wage, low-skill cycle

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.

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jeudi 28 janvier 2016

Vietnam : end thuggish repression of activists

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.

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mardi 22 décembre 2015

U.S. 'deeply concerned' by arrest of Vietnam rights activist

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.

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samedi 19 décembre 2015

European Parliament calls for better EU human rights monitoring in Vietnam

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.

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mercredi 16 décembre 2015

Vietnam arrests lawyer for 'propaganda', 10 days after beating

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.

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mercredi 2 décembre 2015

Vietnam: widespread ‘National Security’ arrests

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.

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lundi 5 octobre 2015

Vietnam arrests ex-soldier for attempted subversion

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.

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mercredi 30 septembre 2015

Vietnam Foreign Ministry worker jailed for spying for China

A court in Vietnam's capital on Wednesday sentenced a former Foreign Ministry employee to six years in prison for spying for China.

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dimanche 20 septembre 2015

Vietnam frees anti-state blogger, U.S. calls for more releases

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.

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lundi 24 août 2015

A more open Vietnam

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.

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jeudi 18 juin 2015

Vietnam dissidents urge US help to boost human rights

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.

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mercredi 3 juin 2015

Cambodia refuses asylum to Montagnard refugees from Vietnam

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.

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mardi 21 avril 2015

Asylum seekers returned to Vietnam by Australian Navy had claims assessed at sea, UNHCR says

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.

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