Author Archives: Viet Nam Right Now

10 sentenced for protesting land grab

(VNRN) – Ten farmers protesting a local government’s unilateral confiscation of land were sentenced Apr 25 in Hanoi to prison terms ranging from 6 months to 5 years, even though the expropriation order has been found to violate the law….

In massive land grab, hundreds of police evict farmers

(VNRN) – The government continued its attempts to evict people from Duong Noi, a suburb of Hanoi, mobilized up to 1000 police with heavy machinery, attacked the people in tents and cleared all their properties and crops from 6.9 hectares…

Vietnamese activists in U.S. advocating for press freedom

(VNRN) – A group of bloggers and digital activists from Vietnam are visiting the United States to mark World Press Freedom Day and will participate in a series of public events in Washington D.C. to discuss the challenges and opportunities…

18-year-old found dead by hanging in police custody

(VNRN) – A young man was found dead “in a hanging position” on Apr 14 while he was in police custody in the coastal province of Quang Nam, a death that police quickly termed a suicide, according to several press…

U.K. issues ‘country of concern’ report on Vietnam

(VNRN) – The United Kingdom cites Vietnam as a “country of concern” in its latest annual human rights evaluations released Apr 10. The British Foreign Office‘s 2013 annual report concludes that the situation in Vietnam “remains of significant concern.” The…