Author Archives: Viet Nam Right Now

Vietnamese prisoners of conscience harassed in prison

(RFA) – Two jailed Vietnamese online activists who backed protests against China over a territorial dispute with Hanoi in the South China Sea are being regularly harassed in prison, their relatives have said after recent visits. Citizen journalist Ta Phong…

FULL TEXT: In wake of riots, Vietnam Path Movement urges restraint

Following destructive riots that targeted Chinese-owned factories, the Vietnam Path Movement on May 13 urged restraint, reiterated the movement’s commitment to nonviolence and peaceful means, and called for the government and all parties to find a resolution to the chaos….

Violent riots hit Chinese, foreign factories in Vietnam

(RFA) – Anti-Chinese mobs torched and ransacked foreign-owned factories in Vietnam Wednesday to express anger over the deployment of a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea, bringing production to a standstill, workers and factory owners…

Vietnam Human Rights Network releases 2013 report

(VNRN) – The Vietnam Human Rights Network last week released its 2013 Report on Human Rights in Vietnam, a comprehensive compendium of developments and issues in the country during the year, ranging from oppression of religion, police brutality, land grabs, to…