2018 Recommendations for US – Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue

Context and Update Vietnam implements a number of vaguely-worded and restrictive laws to punish individuals for exercising fundamental rights including: a. Freedom of Religion Since the new Government of Vietnam came into power in May 2016, at least 59 human Read More

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 18/2018 – Week of April 30-May 6

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 April 30-May 6. Retired military officer and pro-democracy activist Tran Anh Kim is in failing health in Read More

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 17/2018 – Week of April 22-29

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 April 23-29. Environmental activist Hoang Duc Binh’s harsh 14-year sentence was upheld on appeal, and authorities have 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 Free Expression Newsletter No. 9/2018 – Week of February 26-March 4

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 26-March 4. Pastor Nguyen Trung Ton is awaiting a much-needed leg surgery, but he is currently Read More

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 8/2018 – Week of February 19-25

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 19-25. Young political prisoner Nguyen Van Hoa was transferred to a prison in Quang Nam province, Read More