Category: News

Questions raised in border clash with Uighur immigrants

by Hao-Nhien Vu (VNRN) – Following a reported border clash with Uighur immigrants where five of the migrants were killed together with two Vietnamese guards, questions are being raised over the government’s conduct in quickly returning the people, including women,…

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…

Two more barred from leaving the country

(VNRN) – The son of a prisoner of conscience and a reporter are two people recently barred from leaving Vietnam and their passports were confiscated. The reporter is Anna Huyen Trang (Huyền Trang), who works for Vietnamese Redemptorists’ News (VRNs),…

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…

Garment workers strike, demand back pay owed

(VNRN) – Workers struck at least two manufacturers in Vietnam last week, allegedly for failure to pay back wages of more than a month. Nearly 800 workers at garment manufacturer YS Vina Co., Ltd. in the city of Tam Ky,…

Two political prisoners released early

(VNRN) – Political prisoners Vi Duc Hoi (Vi Đức Hồi) and Nguyen Tien Trung (Nguyễn Tiến Trung) were freed Apr 12 before completing their full sentences. Both of whom have been the subject of international campaigns for their release. Hoi, 57 (pictured…