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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Đại diện của VOICE phát biểu trước Hội đồng Nhân quyền LHQ

Vào lúc 5h chiều giờ Geneva, tức 10 giờ đêm giờ Việt Nam, ngày 19/9, nhà hoạt động Đinh Thảo, điều phối viên chương trình của VOICE ở châu Âu, đã thay mặt phái đoàn vận động nhân quyền của Việt Nam phát biểu trước Hội đồng Nhân quyền Liên Hiệp Quốc.
Cùng tham dự phiên họp này còn có bà Lê Thị Minh Hà, vợ nhà báo độc lập Anh Ba Sàm – Nguyễn Hữu Vinh, và cô Anna Nguyễn – Giám đốc Chương trình của VOICE.
Chúng tôi xin đăng toàn văn bài phát biểu của nhà hoạt động Đinh Thảo dưới đây:

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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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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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4 things that VOICE changed my life forever

In order to enhance the interns’ public communication skill, VOICE usually organizes presentation competition simulating according to the form of “TED Talk”. They do not only present in Vietnamese but also in English. There will be three TED Talk competitions in one six-months long-term training program of VOICE:…

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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 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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