Archive for the ‘Vietnam’ Category
(New York) – Vietnamese authorities should void the conviction of blogger Ho Thi Bich Khuong, 44, and immediately free her. The People’s Court of Nghe An is scheduled on May 30, 2012, to hear her appeal against her five-year sentence for violating article 88 of the penal code, which forbids “conducting propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.”
(Bangkok) – Vietnamese authorities should immediately release four Catholic activists accused of conducting propaganda against the state and drop the charges against them. The People’s Court of Nghe An is scheduled to hear the cases against them on May 24, 2012.
(New York) – Australia should urge Vietnam to release all political prisoners and to end restrictions on the freedoms of expression, association, peaceful assembly, belief, and religion when the two sides meet for their annual bilateral human rights dialogue in Hanoi on April 26-27, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today in a 16-page memo&n
(New York) – Vietnamese authorities should immediately release the activist Bui Thi Minh Hang and stop harassing her for protesting peacefully, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 28, 2011, authorities sent her to Thanh Ha Education Center in Binh Xuyen district, Vinh Phuc province, for 24 months of administrative detention.
(New York) – Vietnamese authorities should immediately release the Hoa Hao Buddhist activist Nguyen Van Lia and drop all charges against him, Human Rights Watch said today. His trial is scheduled for the morning of December 13, 2011, in the People’s Court of Cho Moi district, An Giang province.
(New York) – Vietnamese authorities should immediately release the blogger Pham Minh Hoang and vacate the verdict against him when his case comes up on appeal, Human Rights Watch said today. His appeals case is to be heard by the People’s Supreme Court in Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2011.
(New York) – Vietnamese authorities should immediately end their crackdown on religious activists and free 15 people detained for expressing their beliefs, Human Rights Watch said today. The arrests, primarily targeting Catholic Redemptorists, are a new blot on the country’s already problematic record on freedom of religion.
(Bangkok) – Eight Vietnamese writers are among a diverse group of 48 writers from 24 countries who have received the prestigious Hellman/Hammett award recognizing writers who demonstrate courage and conviction in the face of political persecution, Human Rights Watch said today.