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Vietnam Blocks Activists From Attending Ukrainian Embassy Charity Event
March 17, 2022

Vietnam Blocks Activists From Attending Ukrainian Embassy Charity Event

By Sebastian Strangio
The fundraising event touched on a number of issues of great sensitivity to Hanoi.

Imprisoned Vietnamese Journalist Recognized With Human Rights Award
January 20, 2022

Imprisoned Vietnamese Journalist Recognized With Human Rights Award

By Sebastian Strangio
The Martin Ennals Award committee hailed Pham Doan Trang as an "inspirational" example for activists in Vietnam.
Why the West Has Gone Soft on Human Rights in Vietnam
December 15, 2021

Why the West Has Gone Soft on Human Rights in Vietnam

By David Hutt
Hanoi's strategic importance to the U.S. and its allies has allowed the Communist Party greater leeway in silencing its critics.

Vietnam’s Annus Horribilis for Human Rights
December 15, 2021

Vietnam’s Annus Horribilis for Human Rights

By Stewart Rees
Today's conviction and imprisonment of human rights defender Pham Doan Trang is part of a concerted crackdown on dissent.

In Vietnam, the Party’s Rolling Crackdown on Dissent Continues
July 23, 2021

In Vietnam, the Party’s Rolling Crackdown on Dissent Continues

By Stewart Rees
Proponents of an EU trade pact said it would nudge one-party Vietnam towards greater respect for human rights. The evidence so far points in the other direction.

Vietnam Appoints Military Officer as Propaganda Chief
February 22, 2021

Vietnam Appoints Military Officer as Propaganda Chief

By Sebastian Strangio
Nguyen Trong Nghia previously oversaw the creation of a 10,000-strong army cyber unit to combat anti-government sentiment online.

Vietnam Leadership Transition Will Not Loosen the Party’s Grip
January 22, 2021

Vietnam Leadership Transition Will Not Loosen the Party’s Grip

By Huong Nguyen
The past five years have seen a sharp increase in both the number of arrests of dissidents, and the severity of the sentences imposed on them.
Vietnam’s Prisoners of Conscience: ‘Like Fish Under the Blade’
January 18, 2021

Vietnam’s Prisoners of Conscience: ‘Like Fish Under the Blade’

By Judith Bergman
Leading partners including the United States and European Union can and should do more to discourage Vietnam's fierce crackdown on dissent.

As National Congress Approaches, Vietnam Begins Trial of Dissident Journalists
January 05, 2021

As National Congress Approaches, Vietnam Begins Trial of Dissident Journalists

By Sebastian Strangio
Jitters are setting in as the Vietnamese Communist Party prepares for the country's paramount political event.

‘Scorched Earth’: Vietnam Arrests Leading Dissident Activist and Blogger
October 08, 2020

‘Scorched Earth’: Vietnam Arrests Leading Dissident Activist and Blogger

By Sebastian Strangio
The late night arrest of the activist and writer Pham Doan Trang followed an annual human rights dialogue with U.S. officials.

Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet on Speaking Out in Vietnam
July 01, 2020

Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet on Speaking Out in Vietnam

By Catherine Putz
How speaking out fits into Vietnam’s political system and the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Vietnam’s Controversial Cybersecurity Law Spells Tough Times for Activists
January 04, 2019

Vietnam’s Controversial Cybersecurity Law Spells Tough Times for Activists

By Thoi Nguyen
The new law took effect on January 1, despite criticisms at home and abroad.

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