Author Archives: Viet Nam Right Now

Hanoi protestors demand release of activist

(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…

Vietnamese court orders two more Hmongs jailed

(RFA) – A provincial court in northern Vietnam on March 20 ordered two Hmongs jailed for defying a government campaign forcing the ethnic minority group to return to older funeral practices now considered wasteful by many in the community. The…

Vietnam frees dying political prisoner

(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…