Category: News

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…

Cu Huy Ha Vu freed, arrives in U.S.

A prominent political prisoner who has been the subject of numerous demands for release by the international community was freed April 7 and has arrived in the U.S. for medical treatment. Cu Huy Ha Vu (Cù Huy Hà Vũ), 57,…