Vietnam activists face sustained government crackdown ahead of APEC – dpa International

Months of police action against Vietnamese dissidents has led to at least 12 people being locked up across the country. The crackdown comes ahead of a regional summit in Da Nang in November set to include leaders from throughout the Pacific region. Hanoi (dpa)…

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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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The New York Times: I Am in Prison Because I Want Freedom for My Country

By YON GOICOECHEA CARACAS, Venezuela — I write this from my cell in the dungeons of the Venezuelan secret police. I’m 32 and I’ve been a democratic activist for 12 years. I have two children, 8 and 5, who are my sun and moon. I have…

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The New York Times: “It’s Very Easy to Die There”: How Prisoners Fare in Vietnam

Do Thi Mai, the mother of a 17-year-old boy who died after falling into a coma while in police custody, at home in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. “How did he turn out like this?” she asked. Credit Amanda Mustard for The New York Times…

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Amnesty International: Viet Nam: activists held incommunicado may face life in prison

URGENT ACTION ACTIVISTS HELD INCOMMUNICADO MAY FACE LIFE IN PRISON Three Vietnamese activists, Trương Minh Đức, Nguyễn Trung Tôn, and Phạm Văn Trội, are being held incommunicado at B14 prison in Hà Nội after their arrests on 30 July 2017. They have a range of pre-existing health conditions…

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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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Amnesty International: Missing Human Rights Defender At Risk Of Torture: Nguyễn Bắc Truyển

URGENT ACTION MISSING HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER AT RISK OF TORTURE Former prisoner of conscience, Nguyễn Bắc Truyển was last seen on 30 July 2017 after dropping off his wife outside her place of work in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Although State media reported that he was arrested…

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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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The Diplomat: What’s Behind Vietnam’s Rising Violence?

The rise of physical violence committed against activists is a troubling trend. A recent report by Human Rights Watch, “No Country for Human Rights Activists: Assaults on Bloggers and Democracy Campaigners in Vietnam”, documents the rise of physical violence committed against activists, mainly by plain-clothed…

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The Guardian: How Vietnam locked up its most famous blogger – Mother Mushroom

One of Vietnam’s most influential political bloggers, given a courage award by Melania Trump, faces a decade behind bars for her ‘reactionary’ work. Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as Mother Mushroom, on trial in the city of Nha Trang. Photograph: Vietnam News Agency/EPA…

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Mua hàng trên AmazonSmile và tài trợ cho hoạt động của VOICE

Amazon là kênh bán lẻ trực tuyến lớn nhất Hoa Kỳ. Giống như nhiều ông lớn trong ngành thương mại điện tử, Amazon cũng không chỉ quan tâm đến doanh thu, lợi nhuận mà còn muốn đóng góp cho các hoạt động xã hội. Đó là…

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Voice from our Homeland

Please join VOICE in supporting Tiếng Nước Tôi (“Voice from our Homeland”) a charity night hosted by us –  the Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment. VOICE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to develop civil society in Vietnam and to resettle the last remaining boat-people left stateless in Thailand, Cambodia…

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