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Portrait of Phan Kim Khanh

Phan Kim Khánh is an anti-corruption and democracy activist. Prior to his arrest, Khánh was a student in his final year at the International Relations Faculty of the University of Thái Nguyên. He was active in student affairs at University and served as secretary of the University’s Students’ Association, as well as an MC for […]

Portrait of Dang Dinh Bach

Dang Dinh Bach, 43, is a community lawyer and has extensive experience in policy advocacy and community lawyering, especially on environmental cases. He led a nonprofit organization in Hanoi called the Law and Policy of Sustainable Development Research Centre (LPSD) from 2011-2021. LPSD conducted legal advocacy on environmental, land use, and industrial pollution cases. Its […]

Portrait of Doan Thi Hong

Doan Thi Hong is a freedom of expression activist. Hong is a single mom, and was living in Binh Thuan Province prior to her arrest. Hong was said to participate in the national demonstrations against the bills on Special Economic Zones and Cybersecurity on June 10, 2018. She is also a member of Hien Phap (Constitution) […]

Portrait of Ho Van Hai

Ho Van Hai is a medical doctor known by his social media name “Ho Hai.” Ho Van Hai was a blogger and posted on social media about corruption and the 2016 Formosa environmental disaster. Read more in his database profile. © 2022 The 88 Project

Human Rights Report 2021

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 […]

How environmental activists fare in Vietnam

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 […]

How Did Vietnam Do On Human Rights In 2021?

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, […]