Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 21/2018 – Week of May 21-27

Greetings from The 88 Project! We are bringing you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of May 21-27. Six Hoa Hao Buddhists’ sentences were upheld on appeal on May 24. Four activists sentenced alongside Read More

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 20/2018 – Week of May 14-20

Greetings from The 88 Project! We are bringing you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of May 14-20. There are concerns for young activist, Tran Hoang Phuc, as he suffers from hepatitis C Read More

The US Global Magnitsky Act

Sergei Magnitsky was a Russian accountant who, in 2009, was tortured, denied medical attention, and found dead in his Moscow jail cell. Russian authorities had targeted him for his role in exposing a giant tax fraud scheme allegedly involving high-level Read More

Viet Nam: UN experts call for change after jailing of rights defenders

GENEVA (12 April 2018) – A group of UN experts* has urged Viet Nam not to crackdown on civil society or stifle dissent after the jailing of seven human rights defenders for “conducting activities to overthrow the people’s government”. Six Read More

Vietnam activist in hiding after book interrogation

A high-profile Vietnamese writer says she has gone into hiding after being interrogated about her banned book and placed under de-facto house arrest by plainclothes police, vowing Thursday to continue pressing for democracy in the one-party state. Activist Pham Doan Read More

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 7/2018 – Week of February 12-18

Greetings from The 88 Project, and Chúc Mừng Năm Mới (Happy New Year)! This week, we think of political prisoners and their families on the occasion of Tết, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. Here are a few ways to support and show solidarity with Read More

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 6/2018 – Week of February 5-11

Greetings from The 88 Project! We are bringing you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of February 5-11. On February 6, environmental activists Hoang Duc Binh and Nguyen Nam Phong were sentenced to Read More