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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, […]

Interview with Pham Doan Trang before arrest

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 […]

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 […]