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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

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On This Day
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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Opinion-Section
LIV’s Petitions The Aid Of U.S Vice President Kamala Harris In The Release of Pham Doan Trang

LIV’s Petitions The Aid Of U.S Vice President Kamala Harris In The Release of Pham Doan Trang
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Legal Initiatives for Vietnam (LIV), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to build a truly democratic society in Vietnam through independent journalism, research, and education, released an open letter on August 21, 2021, addressed to the office of the United States Vice President, Kamala Harris. Following the publication of the

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Press Release
Reporters Without Borders Calls For The Release Of Pham Doan Trang

Reporters Without Borders Calls For The Release Of Pham Doan Trang
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On April 7, 2021, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released a press statement condemning the arrest of jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang. Phan Doan Trang, co-founder and editor of the online magazines The Vietnamese and Luât Khoa, and a recipient of the 2019 RSF Press Freedom Prize for Impact, was

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Freedom of Expression
The Women Of Possibilities

The Women Of Possibilities
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This article was published in Vietnamese by Luat Khoa Magazine on March 8, 2019. The translation was done by Will Nguyen. More than two years after the Vietnamese article was published, all three women in this article have been arrested and charged with national security laws in Vietnam. We do

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Trinh Huu Long
Human Rights
EU Officials Raised Concern Over Worrying Human Rights Situation In Vietnam

EU Officials Raised Concern Over Worrying Human Rights Situation In Vietnam
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“The human rights situation in Vietnam is worrying,” according to Commissioner for Trade of the European Union, Cecilia Malmström, after her meeting with independent Vietnamese civil society organizations on March 14, 2019. When announcing the adoption of the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements (EV-FTA) in October 2018, Commissioner Malmström had

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Human Rights
Political Prisoner Ngo Hao Suffered Minor Stroke In Prison, Health Deteriorated

Political Prisoner Ngo Hao Suffered Minor Stroke In Prison, Health Deteriorated
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On January 30, 2018, The Vietnamese received information that political prisoner Ngo Hao had suffered a minor stroke in prison. According to his wife, the prison’s center in An Diem, Quang Nam Province did not inform his family directly. The family learned about his conditions on social media when

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Prisoners of Conscience
Tran Huynh Duy Thuc: A Decade Behind Bars

Tran Huynh Duy Thuc: A Decade Behind Bars
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Nine years ago, on January 20, 2010, the People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City convicted Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Le Cong Dinh, Le Thang Long and Nguyen Tien Trung under Article 79 of the 1999 Penal Code for “subversion against the people’s government.” Tran Huynh Duy Thuc

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Human Rights