Author Archives: Viet Nam Right Now

BLOG: ‘Giao Thua’ – Tet’s eve

by Hoi Trinh Moscow, Russia. It’s exactly 12pm here in Moscow. And 12am in California where I am heading to, the one place I want to be at this hour of ‘giao thua’. When the clock strikes at midnight bidding…

Security agents assault monk of banned Buddhist church

(RFA) – Vietnamese plainclothes security agents have assaulted a prominent monk as part of a greater crackdown on the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) following its announcement of a new executive committee, an affiliated advocacy group said on…

Buddhist youth leader placed under house arrest

(RFA) – A youth leader affiliated to the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) said Jan 2 that he has been placed under house arrest after he was detained and interrogated for 13 hours, in the latest religious crackdown…

CPJ: Vietnam intensifies crackdown on journalists

(VOA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists, or CPJ, says Vietnam is the fifth biggest jailer of journalists in the world, and second in the Asia-Pacific region after China. The group on Dec 18 released its annual list of the…