Dang Dinh Bach is an environmental advocate sentenced to prison for five years for “tax evasion” in Vietnam. Thao has actively advocated for Bach’s release as, like many people, she believes that the charge brought against him is politically motivated. Two months after Dang Dinh Bach’s trial, our interview with Tran Phuong Thao- his wife, […]
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Dang Dinh Bach is an environmental advocate sentenced to prison for five years for “tax evasion” in Vietnam. Many suspect that the charge brought against him is politically motivated. Dang Dinh Bach delivered a speech at the “Meeting program of Vietnamese environmental ambassadors,” organized by GNH Talk, from April 30 to May 01, 2021. This […]
On May 9, 2022 The 88 Project released its annual report on the situation of activists and political prisoners in Vietnam. The report is informed by the organization’s database – the most comprehensive and up-to-date of its kind – and details the latest chapter of the Vietnamese government’s crackdown on political dissent. Vietnam’s one-party state stepped […]
The right to enjoy a clean environment and the right to speak up for it are protected by international law. In Vietnam, however, people who attempt to exercise these rights are harassed, intimidated, and jailed. Activist Cao Vinh Thinh, for example, has been kidnapped, interrogated and evicted for her efforts to combat climate change. Nguyen […]
As people all over the globe celebrate the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948, we would like to remind the world that human rights remain an elusive ideal and an endless struggle in Vietnam. To put it bluntly, the human rights picture in Vietnam in 2021 is dark and depressing, […]
Thu Do (b.1999) is the wife of land rights activist Trinh Ba Phuong. Phuong was arrested on June 24, 2020, for his peaceful activism. He is waiting for trial on charges of “conducting propaganda against the state,” under Art. 117 of the 2015 Criminal Code, which carries a penalty of 10 to 20 years in […]
Shortly after the Liberal Publishing House got repressed nationally in Oct 2019, Doan Trang shared with us a little bit more about herself, the love of her life, about the loneliness and moral duty of a writer. “More than anyone I can understand, I can feel responsible and understand that every page is made of […]
November 1, 2021 Today The 88 Project and the Global Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School (GHRC) filed a submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council that documents, through first-hand accounts, the systematic suppression of freedom of speech online by the government of Vietnam. The submission, which was filed as […]
Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of August 16-22. The overriding news for this week is the upcoming visit by VP Harris to Hanoi. Dozens of organizations, including The 88 Project, wrote separate open letters to her requesting […]
In an open letter, The 88 Project and 12 international human rights organizations are calling for Vice President Kamala Harris to challenge the Vietnamese government over the treatment and continued imprisonment of persecuted democracy activist Tran Huynh Duy Thuc during her upcoming visit to Vietnam. Tran Huynh Duy Thuc is currently carrying out his second […]