Civil Society and the TPP Negotiations

VOICE, together with civil society leaders from Vietnam, visited the Washington Post in D.C. to give their thoughts on the current situation in Vietnam and how “Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal presents both peril and opportunity.” As noted, “journalist Nguyen Van Hai,…

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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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11 Vietnamese Refugees Arrive in Canada from Thailand

On April 24, a third group of Vietnamese refugees arrived in Toronto, Canada. This is part of the group of the last Vietnamese boat people who had arrived in Canada last November 2014. This group consisted of 3 families made up of 11 people. After being stateless in Thailand for…

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Việt – Phi ten years reunion

In 2005, nearly 2000 stateless Vietnamese boat people were resettled in the US under a special humanitarian program designed to end their statelessness after languishing for over 16 years in the Philippines. On January 18, 2015, on the 10th anniversary of their resettlement in the US, over 200…

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Việt – Thái Refugee recap

40 years since the end of the Vietnam War and over 20 years after being stranded in Thailand, the last remaining Vietnamese Boat People have been accepted into Canada! The group is to be resettled in Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Toronto – on 13 November 2014, the first group…

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Joint statement by Australian organisations and community groups 13 February 2015 NEVER AGAIN: LET’S END THE DETENTION OF CHILDREN ONCE AND FOR ALL

“VOICE Australia is 1 of over 200 groups to sign onto a statement to call for the cessation of detaining asylum children. This joint letter follows the release this week of the Australian HR Commission’s report on kids in detention.” The  report  of  the  Australian  Human …

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Danh sách quý vị mạnh thường quân ở NEW JERSEY ủng hộ cho VOICE

NAME CHECK CASH TOTAL Dung/Thanh Nguyen $50.00 $50.00 Anh T Ha/Minh Chau Nguyen $100.00 $100.00 Cu D. Ha/Nhan T. Ha $100.00 $100.00 Chuong D Nguye/Nam Nguyen $200.00 $200.00 BeBe Nails $100.00 $100.00 Thuyet Le/Loni Le $1,500.00 $1,500.00 Ba Thi Nguyen $100.00 $100.00 Cong Dong Nguoi Viet Quoc Gia NY $200.00…

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Danh sách quý vị mạnh thường quân ủng hộ NJVACA cho VOICE

Stt Họ và tên T. Phố/T. Bang TN.Viên Số tiền 1 ÔB Lê Quốc-Ánh Nguyệt North Brunswick, NJ NJVACA $100.00 2 Cô Nguyễn Bích Dương Montclair, NJ Bích $100.00 3 Chú An-Quý Hùng Jersey City, NJ NJVACA $100.00 4 A/C Phương & Tuấn Lê Bridgewater, NJ Phương $100.00 5 A/C…

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Outcome of Appellate Review for Vietnamese Activists: Bui Thi Minh Hang, Nguyen Van Minh, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh

13 DECEMBER 2014
The appeal of three Vietnamese human rights activists was held in Dong Thap Province on 12 December 2014, resulting in their convictions being affirmed. We denounce the results as a violation of fair trial standards under Vietnamese law and the international human rights standards and call on the Vietnamese authorities to release the Defendants immediately.

Ms. Bui Thi Minh Hang, along with her co-Defendants, Mr. Nguyen Van Minh and Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh, had been arrested on 11 February 2014. On 26 August 2014, they were convicted and sentenced to 3 years, 2.5 years and 2 years imprisonment under Article 245 for causing public disorder.

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Appeal Trial of Vietnamese Activists: Bui Thi Minh Hang & Others

On 26 August 2014, in a one-day trial, three human rights defenders were sentenced in Dong Thap Province, Vietnam under Article 245 of its Penal Code for “causing public disorder.” Ms. Bui Thi Minh Hang, a defender for land-lost farmers and religious groups, was sentenced to three years imprisonment, while her co-defendants, Mr. Nguyen Van Minh and Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh, both religious workers of the independent but outlawed Hoa Hao Buddhist Church, were sentenced to two-and-a-half years and two years’ imprisonment, respectively. The defendants were 3 of 21 individuals who were beaten and detained while attempting to visit a fellow activist, human rights lawyer Nguyen Bac Truyen. With the upcoming appeal to be held on 12 December 2014, we would like to call on the Vietnamese government to ensure that the appeal proceedings are carried out in a way which complies with Vietnamese laws as well as the international law and standards on fair trial.

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List of Donors – VOICE Australia

Voice Australia sincerely appreciate and would like to thank all our benefactors, sponsors and donors for supporting our Australia Roadshow to fund raise for the resettlement of the remaining refugees in Thailand and supporting other civil society works.

Please note: we still have a number of donors pledged but the fund has yet been received. We will update this list soon. 

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List of donors – VOICE Canada

2000 dollars was deposited to Mrs Paula Hicks-Le Anh Nguyet, NJVACA TD Bank account on 11-10-2014 for VOICE-Canada fund raising.

Below is the list of donors.

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Freedom at Last (cập nhật danh sách quyên góp)

Nam Lộc

Không ai có thể ngờ được câu nói lịch sử của Mục Sư Martin Luther King, nhà tranh đấu cho nhân quyền nổi tiếng ở Hoa Kỳ hơn nửa thế kỷ trước, mà nay lại được 28 người tỵ nạn Việt Nam reo vang trên đất nước Canada để diễn tả niềm vui sướng cùng tâm trạng của mình khi họ vừa đặt chân đến bến bờ tự do trong vòng tay ân cần và thương mến của cộng đồng người Việt tại thành phố Vancouver vào lúc 4 giờ chiều Thứ Năm, 13 tháng 11, 2014 vừa qua.

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Danh sách ủng hộ từ Cộng đồng Việt Nam Tự do New Jersey

VOICE xin gửi đến quý vị danh sách các cá nhân từ Cộng đồng Việt Nam Tự do New Jersey đã ủng hộ như sau:

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Danh sách ủng hộ đồng bào tỵ nạn tại Thái Lan – Cập nhật lần 4

VOICE xin cập nhật tới bạn đọc danh sách quý vị đã quyên góp ủng hộ đồng bào tỵ nạn tại Thái Lan. Đây là danh sách cập nhật lần thứ 4. Trân trọng.

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