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Vietnam Briefing: Dong Tam Incident Remembrance Anniversary

Vietnam Briefing: Dong Tam Incident Remembrance Anniversary
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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. Day to remember: At the dawn of January 9, 2020, more than 3,000 police officers attacked a residence in Hoanh Village, Dong Tam Commune, My Duc

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
Vietnam Briefing
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
Recap: Sentencing in the Dong Tam Trial

Recap: Sentencing in the Dong Tam Trial
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As reported earlier, after four days of a predicted 10-day trial, the Hanoi People’s Tribunal took a recess beginning on the afternoon of September 10 to deliberate. At 3 pm on September 14, 2020, an initial verdict was announced. These are the details of the sentencing and the developments

Will Nguyen
Will Nguyen
Land Rights
The Dong Tam Case: What Happens Next?

The Dong Tam Case: What Happens Next?
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On September 14, 2020, the Hanoi People’s Court delivered the judgments in the trial of the Dong Tam case. What will happen next? First of all, we need to understand this is a first-instance trial and the judgments have not yet come into force. The enforcement of criminal judgments

Y Chan
Y Chan
Land Rights
Dong Tam Incident: “My Husband Was Loyal To The Party Until His Death”

Dong Tam Incident: “My Husband Was Loyal To The Party Until His Death”
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(This version was updated on September 12, 2020.) Hoanh Village, a few days before the historic Dong Tam trial, is a place where the green rice fields are flowing beside country roads under the hot autumn sun. Vietnam’s national flag and banners commemorating the 75th anniversary of its National

Karie Nguyen
Karie Nguyen
Land Rights
Tensions Mount in Aftermath of Attack on Dong Tam Village

Tensions Mount in Aftermath of Attack on Dong Tam Village
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As details and testimonies slowly emerge from Dong Tam after a surprise government raid early the morning of January 9, tensions between officials and civil society activists continue to mount as the two groups fight to clarify events that led to the deaths of 84-year-old village leader Le Dinh Kinh

Will Nguyen
Will Nguyen
Land Rights
Long-simmering Land Dispute in Hanoi Suburb Explodes in Violence, Killing 4

Long-simmering Land Dispute in Hanoi Suburb Explodes in Violence, Killing 4
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Amid sounds of explosions, screams, and gunfire, the villagers of Dong Tam, a rural commune 35 km southwest of Hanoi, clashed with Vietnamese police in the early morning hours of January 9, killing three police and one civilian, state-controlled media reported this afternoon. According to the BBC, at 4 AM,

Will Nguyen
Will Nguyen
Land Rights