Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch released a joint statement in support of the Liberal Publishing House, an independent publisher that has been under pressure from authorities in recent months. The publishing house’s staff, and book buyers themselves, have been subject to harassment from the authorities, including detention and interrogation. The statement calls on Vietnam to end the harassment and respect the right to freedom of expression. Please share the statement in support of the Liberal Publishing House.
Read more about the status of freedom of publication in Vietnam in our report, Incidents Against Freedom of Publication in 2018-2019: How Vietnam Continues to Violate Its Constitutional and International Obligations.
Featured banner image: Pham Doan Trang’s books. Trang has been subjected to heavy censorship. Source: Pham Doan Trang Facebook