Author Archives: Viet Nam Right Now

Activists, Hoa Hao Buddhist charged after police beating

(VNRN) – A prominent land’s right advocate, an activist, and a Hoa Hao Buddhist were charged with resisting the police and causing public disorder after being beaten and detained for no reason while on the road in Dong Thap province…

Student beaten by police, hospitalized

(VNRN) – A high school student riding his bicycle into what turns out to be a one-way street in Thua Thien-Hue province on Feb. 27 was beaten by police and had to be hospitalized, according to Vietnamese news reports. Pham…

Vietnam Path Movement meets Vietnamese-Norwegians

The Vietnam Path Movement met in Oslo on Feb 21 with a group of local Vietnamese and presented the group’s goals and activities. Dr. Nguyen Cong Huan, representing VPM, attended a community gala of about 300 people and spoke on…

Prominent blogger prosecuted for criticizing the government

(VNRN) – A prominent blogger was charged with “abusing democratic freedoms” for 12 articles criticizing the government, including several blog post where he gave grades to top government and Communist Party officials. Truong Duy Nhat (Trương Duy Nhất), author of…

Second police attack on activist before meeting with diplomats

(VOA) – A high-profile activist and his wife say they were attacked by police Feb. 24 in while on the way to the Australian Embassy to discuss Vietnam’s human rights, including previous police attacks on themselves and other dissidents. Nguyen Bac…

Activist released after brutal arrest

(VOA) – A well-known Vietnamese human rights activist has been released from detention, just 24 hours after he says he was brutally arrested inside his home. Nguyen Bac Truyen says hundreds of police and undercover agents raided his home in…

Hoa Hao Buddhist group beaten, arrested

(VNRN) – A group of Hoa Hao Buddhists and their friends, on the way to visit a fellow Hoa Hao friend in Dong Thap province, were ambushed by police, badly beated, and arrested on Feb. 12. A group of 21…

Hundreds of police attack activist at home

(VOA) – Hundreds of police and plainsclothes officials raided the home of a Vietnamese human rights lawyer and arrested him in the southern province of Dong Thap on Feb. 9, just days before his planned wedding. Witnesses say Nguyen Bac Truyen…