Author Archives: Viet Nam Right Now

Government bans Catholic church’s maritime map exhibit

(National Catholic Reporter) – An exhibit of historic maps detailing Vietnam’s maritime sovereignty of waters off the coast of Vietnam, recently disputed by China, planned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City for June 19, was forcibly canceled…

Vietnam rejects 45 human rights recommendations from UPR

(VNRN) – Vietnam rejected 45 of the recommendations by other countries to improve its human rights record, accepting the remaining 185 of them, at the June 20 meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, which concludes the Universal…

Man dies after 3 hours in police custody

(VNRN) – The day after an appellate court let two police officers walk free after causing the death of a jailed suspect, another man died in police custody in northern Nam Dinh province, adding further evidence that the police is…

Vietnam Path Movement marks 2nd anniversary

The Vietnam Path Movement, one of Vietnam Right Now’s member organizations, celebrated two years of activities since a group of political prisoners, including some still incarcerated, called for its formation. On June 8, the group announced its new leadership team….

Another young man dies in police custody

(VNRN) – A suspect held in police custody had to be brought to the emergency room and died shortly after, while the police has been providing changing explanations for the death, local media reported today. Ly Vi Hung (Lý Vị…