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Vietnam: Appeals Court Upholds Former Journalist Le Huu Minh Tuan’s 11-Year Sentencing

Vietnam: Appeals Court Upholds Former Journalist Le Huu Minh Tuan’s 11-Year Sentencing
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On February 28, the Ho Chi Minh City Supreme People’s Court held an appeal hearing for former journalist Le Huu Minh Tuan. The appeals court announced its decision on the same day, upholding Tuan’s previous 11-year sentencing. Le Huu Minh Tuan, 33, is a freelance journalist and a

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thereporter
Human Rights
Le Trong Hung: Another Journalist On Trial In Vietnam Today

Le Trong Hung: Another Journalist On Trial In Vietnam Today
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UPDATE: At 12:45 p.m. on December 31, 2021, Vietnam sentenced Le Trong Hung to five years in prison plus five years on probation. His wife, Do Le Na, was not granted access to the courthouse. December 31, 2021 - Vietnam is trying Le Trong Hung, a citizen journalist,

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
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Under Watchful Eyes: How Vietnam Prevents Human Rights Defenders From Connecting With The United Nations

Under Watchful Eyes: How Vietnam Prevents Human Rights Defenders From Connecting With The United Nations
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The duties of the United Nations are vast, varied, and diverse. These can range anywhere from providing relief and medical aid, to deploying peacekeeping forces in areas of conflict, and serving as a venue for arbitration to resolve existing tension between countries in conflict. Added to these, one more responsibility

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights
Vietnam Briefing: Four Activists, Three Trials, And 35 Years Of Imprisonment

Vietnam Briefing: Four Activists, Three Trials, And 35 Years Of Imprisonment
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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. 35 years of imprisonment for four Vietnamese activists From December 14 to 16, Vietnamese courts tried four activists, including the prominent and internationally recognized journalist Pham Doan

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
Vietnam Briefing
The Shameless Spectacle Of Vietnam’s Attempt To Rejoin The UN Human Rights Council

The Shameless Spectacle Of Vietnam’s Attempt To Rejoin The UN Human Rights Council
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Earlier this year, on February 22, 2021, the government of Vietnam announced its candidacy to join the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Claiming that it had been “endorsed as the ASEAN candidate,” the Vietnamese government also seemed to be using the early success of its COVID-19 response as the

Aerolyne Reed
Aerolyne Reed
Human Rights
Vietnam Briefing: Pham Doan Trang And Other Activists’ Trials Are Set; Facebook Removes Network Of Accounts Targeting Vietnamese Activists

Vietnam Briefing: Pham Doan Trang And Other Activists’ Trials Are Set; Facebook Removes Network Of Accounts Targeting Vietnamese Activists
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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. Official trial dates for journalist Pham Doan Trang and three other Vietnamese activists On December 4, attorney Dang Dinh Manh announced the official trial dates of journalist

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
Vietnam Briefing
October 9, 2009: Six Peaceful Activists Sentenced For Pro-Democracy Activities

October 9, 2009: Six Peaceful Activists Sentenced For Pro-Democracy Activities
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What happened?On this day, 12 years ago, a group of six democracy activists was sentenced to prison, with sentences ranging from two years to six years in prison, in addition to various months or years of house arrest. Their sentences prompted criticism from many international organizations, such as Human

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
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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

Quynh-Vi Tran
Quynh-Vi Tran
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