Nhà hoạt động trẻ Lê Hồng Phong “Tôi chọn là người tự do”

Phỏng vấn Lê Hồng Phong, đang theo học các khóa về xã hội dân sự tại Phi Luật Tân. Phong là một trong những thành viên của nhóm Thức Followers, vận động cho chương trình có tên “Bầu Cử Tự Do Và Quyền Tự Quyết Cho Dân Tộc…

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Civil Rights Defenders: One Year After Arrest, Demand for Release of Vietnamese Human Rights Defender Me Nam

Public Statement On 10 October 2016, Vietnamese authorities arrested blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known by her pen name Me Nam (Mother Mushroom), on charges of spreading propaganda against the State. On 29 June, Me Nam was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Known since 2006 for her active social…

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Mùa hè không yên ả – Cuộc đàn áp người bất đồng chính kiến lớn nhất trong nhiều năm qua – The Guardian

At least 11 activists have been arrested, charged or convicted over the past few months, while another was stripped of his citizenship and deported to France Ho Thi Chau, 25, was left alone and blacklisted after her husband was returned to jail for “attempting…

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Vietnamese activist delivers remarks before the UN Human Rights Council

At 5pm Geneva time, or 10pm Vietnam time, the activist Dinh Thao, the co-coordinator of VOICE in Europe, represented the human rights delegation from Vietnam and delivered an oral statement on the situation of human rights in Vietnam at the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights…

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VOICE Launches Mid-term UPR Advocacy Campaign 2017

13/9/2017 – Following VOICE’s Universal Periodic Review Advocacy Campaign in 2014, a delegation advocating for human rights in Vietnam will go to Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and the Czech Republic to update United Nations bodies and relevant organizations on the progress (or lack of) the Vietnamese government has made on promoting and protecting human rights since the last review cycle in 2014, as well as to raise awareness about the human rights situation and prisoners of conscience in Vietnam.

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Los Angeles Times: Inspired to ‘build trust and work together,’ Tibetans and Vietnamese hold human rights conference in Little Saigon

President Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan government-in-exile in India, center right, prays with monks at a temple as Hoi Trinh, a lawyer and expert in international refugee law, stands nearby during a human rights conference Saturday in Orange County’s Little Saigon. (Anh Do / Los Angeles Times)…

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The Washington Post: Apparent crackdown in Vietnam on social media, but many users undeterred

Vietnamese activist Anh Chi searches the Internet at Tu Do (Freedom) cafe in Hanoi. REUTERS/Kham (Kham/Reuters) By Vincent Bevins HANOI — The police in ­communist-led Vietnam have been cracking down especially hard on free expression over social media for the past few months.

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TIME: Facing Jail, Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Says ‘Hong Kong Is Under Threat’

Feliz Solomon and Aria Hangyu Chen / Hong Kong Aug 17, 2017 Joshua Wong is a free man, and a very young one, when he arrives Wednesday afternoon in front of a plaza in Hong Kong that he calls Citizen’s Square. But he may not…

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14th Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue

21 August 2017 Australia and Vietnam held their 14th Annual Human Rights Dialogue in Canberra on 10 August 2017. The two sides engaged in robust and constructive dialogue discussing a wide range of human rights issues. Media Release from Australian Government  Australia…

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Amnesty International: Four peaceful activists arbitrarily arrested in connection with long-detained human rights lawyer

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT 1 August 2017 Index: ASA 41/6855/2017 Viet Nam: Four peaceful activists arbitrarily arrested in connection with long-detained human rights lawyer On 30 July 2017, Vietnamese authorities arrested four activists in Ha Noi, Ho…

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Dinh Nguyen Kha’s mother met an Australian politician

On 18 July 2017, VOICE representatives and supporters, along with Mrs. Lien Thi Kim Nguyen, met with Mr. Milton Dick, an Australian Labor Party politician and member for Oxley in the Australian House of Representatives, at his office in Brisbane.

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VOICE Australia and Prisoner of conscience Dinh Nguyen Kha’s mother advocate for human rights in Vietnam

On 12 July 2017, VOICE, along with a number of interested civil society organizations (CSOS) met with Dr. Lachlan Strahan, First Assistant Secretary of the Multilateral Policy Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, Australia, ahead of the fourteenth Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue, which is expected to be held in Canberra in August.

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The New York Times: With Social Media, Vietnam’s Dissidents Grow Bolder Despite Crackdown

HANOI, Vietnam — A prominent blogger and environmental activist in Vietnam was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison on charges of national security offenses, including sharing anti-state propaganda on social media.
Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, better known by her online handle Mother Mushroom, had been held incommunicado since she was arrested in October, and attendance at her trial was strictly controlled.
But barely one hour after the verdict was handed down on Thursday, one of Ms. Quynh’s lawyers summarized his arguments and posted her final statement at the trial to his 61,000 Facebook followers.

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VOICE Statement on Blogger Me Nam’s Trial

VOICE STATEMENT ON BLOGGER ME NAM’S TRIAL 30 JUNE 2017 Blogger Me Nam was convicted and sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment after a one-day trial in Vietnam yesterday. She had dared to criticize the government in her blogs, calling for transparency and accountability, as well…

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