Category: News

Blogger sentenced to 2 years for criticizing officials

(VNRN) – A Vietnamese court on Mar. 4 sentenced a prominent blogger to two years in jail for posting online content critical of government and Communist Party officials. Truong Duy Nhat (Trương Duy Nhất), a former journalist for state media,…

Activists, Hoa Hao Buddhist charged after police beating

(VNRN) – A prominent land’s right advocate, an activist, and a Hoa Hao Buddhist were charged with resisting the police and causing public disorder after being beaten and detained for no reason while on the road in Dong Thap province…

Student beaten by police, hospitalized

(VNRN) – A high school student riding his bicycle into what turns out to be a one-way street in Thua Thien-Hue province on Feb. 27 was beaten by police and had to be hospitalized, according to Vietnamese news reports. Pham…

Vietnam Path Movement meets Vietnamese-Norwegians

The Vietnam Path Movement met in Oslo on Feb 21 with a group of local Vietnamese and presented the group’s goals and activities. Dr. Nguyen Cong Huan, representing VPM, attended a community gala of about 300 people and spoke on…

Prominent blogger prosecuted for criticizing the government

(VNRN) – A prominent blogger was charged with “abusing democratic freedoms” for 12 articles criticizing the government, including several blog post where he gave grades to top government and Communist Party officials. Truong Duy Nhat (Trương Duy Nhất), author of…

UPR delegate detained upon return, passport confiscated

(VNRN) – An activist who spoke in Geneva at the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Vietnam’s human rights records was detained and questioned upon his return to Ho Chi Minh City on Feb 24 and his passport was confiscated….

Second police attack on activist before meeting with diplomats

(VOA) – A high-profile activist and his wife say they were attacked by police Feb. 24 in while on the way to the Australian Embassy to discuss Vietnam’s human rights, including previous police attacks on themselves and other dissidents. Nguyen Bac…

Vietnamese delegates share thoughts on advocacy trip, UPR

Delegates from Vietnam have completed a hectic trip that took them to Washington DC, New York, Geneva, and Australia, advocating for human rights to international delegations attending the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Vietnam’s records. Vietnamrightnow.com…

OPINION: Is Vietnam putting on an act?

by Joshma If you follow human rights situation in Vietnam, you might already know that the country was elected last November to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2014-2016 term. This 14th member…