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Vietnam: Appellate Court Upholds Activist Do Nam Trung’s Conviction

Vietnam: Appellate Court Upholds Activist Do Nam Trung’s Conviction
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On March 24, the local Nam Dinh Provincial People’s Court held an appeal hearing for Vietnamese activist Do Nam Trung, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and four years of probation on charges of “distributing anti-state propaganda” last December under Article 117 of Vietnam’s 2015 Penal

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Vietnam Sentences Former Independent Journalist To 5 Years In Jail

Vietnam Sentences Former Independent Journalist To 5 Years In Jail
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On March 23, the Hanoi People’s Court held a trial of independent Vietnamese journalist Le Van Dung, who was prosecuted for “distributing anti-state materials” under Article 88 of Vietnam’s former 1999 Penal Code. The court sentenced him to five years in prison and five years of probation in

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Pham Doan Trang Awarded The 2022 Canada-United Kingdom Media Freedom Award

Pham Doan Trang Awarded The 2022 Canada-United Kingdom Media Freedom Award
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February 10, 2022 - Vietnamese human rights defender and internationally acclaimed [https://www.thevietnamese.org/2022/01/pham-doan-trang-one-in-three-2022-martin-ennals-laureates/] independent journalist, Pham Doan Trang, was awarded [https://www.gov.uk/government/news/canada-and-united-kingdom-announce-recipient-of-the-2022-media-freedom-award] the 2022 Canada-United Kingdom Media Freedom Award during the third Global Media Freedom Conference in Tallinn, Estonia. Doan

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Vietnam: Appellate Court Upholds Convictions of Bao Sach’s Journalists

Vietnam: Appellate Court Upholds Convictions of Bao Sach’s Journalists
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On January 26, 2022, the Appellate Court of Can Tho City conducted an appeal hearing in the case of five journalists belonging to Bao Sach (Clean Newspaper), state media reported [https://plo.vn/phap-luat/xu-phuc-tham-truong-chau-huu-danh-va-4-bi-cao-khac-1041076.html] . Truong Chau Huu Danh, Doan Kien Giang, Nguyen Phuoc Trung Bao, Nguyen Thanh Nha,

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Dang Dinh Bach: Director Of A Nonprofit Environmental Organization Receives 5 Years In Jail

Dang Dinh Bach: Director Of A Nonprofit Environmental Organization Receives 5 Years In Jail
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On January 24, Hanoi’s People’s Court held a trial for Dang Dinh Bach, director of the nonprofit organization Law and Policy of Sustainable Development (LPSD), for an alleged “tax evasion” under Article 200 of Vietnam’s 2015 Penal Code. The court announced its verdict on the same day,

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Pham Doan Trang Named As One In Three 2022 Martin Ennals Laureates

Pham Doan Trang Named As One In Three 2022 Martin Ennals Laureates
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January 19, 2022: Pham Doan Trang has been named as one of the three laureates of the 2022 Martin Ennals Award today in Geneva, Switzerland. This year, the Martin Ennals Award recognized three laureates, Pham Doan Trang, Dr. Daouda Diallo (Burkina Faso), and Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja (Bahrain), celebrating three galvanizers of

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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

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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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