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. 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

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. 3/2018 – Week of January 15-21

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 January 15-21. Catholic activist and blogger Nguyen Van Oai will serve the rest of his five year Read More

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 2/2018 -Week of January 8-14

Greetings from The 88 Project! We are excited to unveil the searchable database of political prisoners in Vietnam – our latest initiative that is intended to support the advocacy and assistance efforts for political prisoners and their families. The database allows users to search Read More

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 42/2017 – Week of December 11-17

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 December 11-17. Lawyer Ha Huy Son reports that his clients Vu Quang Thuan, Nguyen Van Dien, and Read More