Human Rights

China’s Questionable Extradition Policies And What They Mean For Vietnam

China’s Questionable Extradition Policies And What They Mean For Vietnam
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When Xi Jinping became president of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 2012, he brought with him undeniable economic rejuvenation for his country alongside an increasing clampdown on freedoms and an ongoing war on corruption within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Under the guise of government reform, his

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights
Vietnam Briefing: Vietnam’s Bleak Human Rights Situation At The Beginning Of 2022

Vietnam Briefing: Vietnam’s Bleak Human Rights Situation At The Beginning Of 2022
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The Vietnam Briefing, which is released every Monday morning Vietnam time, looks at Vietnam’s social and political developments of the past week. Former Vietnamese journalist jailed for 4 years under “tax evasion” charges On January 11, 2022, the Hanoi People’s Court convicted Mai Phan Loi for“committing tax

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
Vietnam Briefing
Vietnam’s Chain Of Arrests, Illegal Detentions, And Prosecutions

Vietnam’s Chain Of Arrests, Illegal Detentions, And Prosecutions
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Vietnam welcomes 2022 burdened with the baggage of prior years, with its lauded COVID-19 pandemic measures buckling under the strain of the new Delta and Omicron variants coupled with mounting international pressure from the United Nations and other concerned organizations. The country’s downward decline in 2021, in terms of

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights
Five Religious Issues In 2021 That Vietnam Doesn't Want You To Know About

Five Religious Issues In 2021 That Vietnam Doesn't Want You To Know About
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The government has increasingly performed as the only religious association for all the religions in Vietnam.

Lee Nguyen
Religion
Mai Phan Loi: Former Vietnamese Journalist Jailed For 4 Years

Mai Phan Loi: Former Vietnamese Journalist Jailed For 4 Years
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On January 11, 2022, the Hanoi People’s Court held a trial for Mai Phan Loi, a former journalist and founder of a nonprofit organization, over “tax evasion” charges. The court sentenced the former journalist to a total of 48 months in jail on the same day. He was also

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
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Dong Tam: People's Lives Are Still Shattered After Two Years

Dong Tam: People's Lives Are Still Shattered After Two Years
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The Vietnamese authorities still owe Le Dinh Kinh’s family a few explanations and answers.

Karie Nguyen
Karie Nguyen
Human Rights
Pham Doan Trang’s 9-Year Sentence: An Outrageous Affront To Human Dignity

Pham Doan Trang’s 9-Year Sentence: An Outrageous Affront To Human Dignity
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“Your Vietnamese will improve if you keep practising,” my Vietnamese tutor says, his stringy grey hair like vermicelli strands combed to one side. “Then you will be able to read difficult books about politics.” He smiles with one front tooth notably more forward than the other. But what if I

Frances An
Opinion-Section
The 117 Petition: Individuals And Civil Organizations Call For The Abolition Of Vietnam’s Controversial Laws

The 117 Petition: Individuals And Civil Organizations Call For The Abolition Of Vietnam’s Controversial Laws
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On January 1, 2022, a group of 86 individuals and civil society organizations in Vietnam and overseas introduced a petition to call for the abolition and/or amendment of three controversial articles in Vietnam’s 2015 Penal Code. The 117 Petition, named after Article 117 in the country’s penal

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The Vietnamese Magazine
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