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Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 32/2021 – August 16-22

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 […]

The 88 Project and 12 Organizations’ Open Letter to US VP Kamala Harris addressing situation of Tran Huynh Duy Thuc

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 […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 31/2021 – August 8-15

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 8-15. Once again, COVID-19 dominates the news in Vietnam. A Facebooker has been arrested for posting opinions about Chinese vaccines. A university teacher was fired for criticizing the government’s handling […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 30/2021 – August 2-8

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 2-8. Two events dominate this week’s news. The first is the precarious health situation of Tran Huynh Duy Thuc as he battles through his most recent hunger strike. The other […]

Vietnam Human Rights Recap: Arrests of Government Critics Continue the First Seven Months of 2021

It’s been an eventful year so far in Vietnamese politics. Arrests of critics of the regime have taken place against the backdrop of the 13th National Party Congress, National Assembly elections, and rising Coronavirus infections. Twenty-three critics of the regime have been arrested during the first seven months of 2021, while 20 have been sentenced […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 29/2021 – July 25 – August 1

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of July 25-August 1. The pandemic continues to wreak havoc in Vietnam as most southern cities go into lockdown mode. In the north, however, arrests of Facebookers and harassment of activists continued […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 28/2021 – July 19-25

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of July 19-25. More Facebookers were arrested last week for their online posts. Trinh Ba Phuong finally got to see a lawyer after 13 months in jail. One woman had her sentence […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 27/2021 – July 12-18

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the weeks of July 12-18. A surprise raid on Montagnard Christians occurred in the middle of the night in Dak Lak Province. Can Thi Theu and her son remain in illegal solitary confinement. Protesters […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 26/2021 – June 28 – July 11

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the weeks of June 28 – July 4 and July 5-11. An unusual string of arrests took place within a two-week period. The arrested were: activist Le Dung Vova, who had been evading police […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 25/2021 – Week of June 21-27

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of June 21-27. The investigation of Trinh Ba Phuong and Nguyen Thi Tam has concluded. A trial date has been set for the trial of journalist Pham Chi Thanh. Vietnam has moved […]