Quynh-Vi Tran

Quynh-Vi Tran

Quynh-Vi was a litigation lawyer in California before becoming a democracy advocate and journalist in 2015. She is also a strong advocate for abolishing the death penalty.

Pham Doan Trang's Trial Postponed While UN Working Group On Arbitrary Detention Called For Her Immediate Release

Pham Doan Trang's Trial Postponed While UN Working Group On Arbitrary Detention Called For Her Immediate Release
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Vietnam arrested Pham Doan Trang on October 7, 2020, and charged her under Article 88 of its 1999 Penal Code for allegedly “making, storing, distributing or disseminating information, documents, and items against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.” Her trial was originally scheduled to take place on November 4, 2021, but

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Human Rights
Pham Doan Trang’s Indictment Is Public Today; What Do We Know About Her Case?

Pham Doan Trang’s Indictment Is Public Today; What Do We Know About Her Case?
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The indictment against journalist and democracy activist Pham Doan Trang was made public on October 18, Vietnam time. We are summarizing the main issues from the 15-page indictment, which you can read here in Vietnamese. The main points of the indictment are:The indictment stated that the investigation was done

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Vietnam To Try Pham Doan Trang For Propagandizing Against The State On November 4, 2021

Vietnam To Try Pham Doan Trang For Propagandizing Against The State On November 4, 2021
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Pham Doan Trang Is A Journalist, Her Profession Is Not A Crime

Pham Doan Trang Is A Journalist, Her Profession Is Not A Crime
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As I am writing this beginning line, my mind is flooded with memories of Pham Doan Trang. I also realize that it has been almost seven years since I said goodbye to her before she left the United States to return to Vietnam. We had become friends and spent seven

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CIVICUS 2020 Monitor Report Continues To Rank Vietnam As “Closed” Civic Space

CIVICUS 2020 Monitor Report Continues To Rank Vietnam As “Closed” Civic Space
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On December 8, 2020, international organization CIVICUS – a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world – revealed its 2020 Monitor report which tracks Civic Space worldwide. CIVICUS defines: “Civic space is the bedrock of any open and democratic society.

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Vietnam: Putting Up with Facebook

Vietnam: Putting Up with Facebook
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This article was originally published in SEAPA.org on June 3, 2019. As Facebook recently announced that it would agree to significantly increase censorship of “anti-state” posts for Vietnamese users, according to Reuters, we would think this article is providing a glimpse of how life is for an independent news

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Vietnam’s Travel Bans Infringe on Activists’ Rights And Violate Own Constitution

Vietnam’s Travel Bans Infringe on Activists’ Rights And Violate Own Constitution
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On November 20, 2019, Father Nguyen Dinh Thuc, a Vietnamese Catholic priest, posted on his Facebook page that he was not allowed to leave Vietnam to go to Japan to meet with the Pope during the papal visit to Asia. The immigration police gave Father Thuc a document explaining the

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How Can The EU Parliament Convince Us That Vietnam Will Improve Its Human Rights Record When Dissidents Continue To Get Jailed For Exercising Their Rights?

How Can The EU Parliament Convince Us That Vietnam Will Improve Its Human Rights Record When Dissidents Continue To Get Jailed For Exercising Their Rights?
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The European Union – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EV-FTA) is expected to be a comprehensive win-win deal for both sides, ambitiously seeking to improve trade and boost mutual economic growth. As with all free trade agreements to which the EU is a party to, a human rights clause is built into

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