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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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samedi 28 février 2015

Vietnam’s lawmakers debate protection of human rights of people in detention

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.

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jeudi 12 février 2015

Vietnam releases partially paralyzed blogger on medical parole

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.

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vendredi 6 février 2015

‘Nipped and Tucked’ from Translation : Censorship in Vietnam

Censorship in Vietnam is a common topic for the foreign press and rights organizations like Human Rights Watch or the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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jeudi 5 février 2015

Gov’t boots out family

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.

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mardi 30 décembre 2014

Nguyen Dinh Ngoc, blogger, detained In Vietnam

HANOI — Vietnamese police have detained a third blogger in a month in the latest crackdown on dissent in the communist country.

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dimanche 14 décembre 2014

Vietnam : stop using absurd laws to imprison critics

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.

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vendredi 12 décembre 2014

Jailed female photo journalist on hunger strike in Vietnam

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.

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mardi 9 décembre 2014

Vietnam commits to human rights

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.

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