Author Archives: Viet Nam Right Now

Hanoi protestors demand release of activist

follow (VNRN) – Dozens of bloggers and Hmong people on March 23 marched in the centre of Hanoi to call for the release of Bui Thi Minh Hang [Bùi Thị Minh Hằng], the land activist arrested last month under charge with…

Vietnam frees dying political prisoner

source url (VNRN) – A Vietnamese political prisoner on his last days battling cancer, Dinh Dang Dinh (Đinh Đăng Định), was granted amnesty on March 21, in a move rarely seen in this communist country. The amnesty came one month after his…

Vietnam jails second dissident blogger in a month

(RFA) – A Vietnamese court on March 19 sentenced a dissident blogger to 15 months in jail in the second such conviction to be handed down this month as authorities clamp down on online criticism of government leaders and policies,…