Category: News

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…

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,…