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Eight Organizations’ Joint Letter to EU Members of Parliament in Light of Recent Brutality in Dong Tam Village

On January 20, in light of the recent brutality and human rights abuses in Dong Tam village, The 88 Project and seven Vietnamese human rights organizations sent a joint letter to EU Members of Parliament to call upon them to take action to postpone the ratification of the EVFTA until Vietnam shows genuine improvement on […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 2/2020 – Week of January 6-12

Featured Image: Chung Hoang Chuong, one of the two people already arrested in 2020. Source: Defend the Defenders  Greetings from The 88 Project! We are bringing you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of January 6-12. After three years in prison, Tran Thi Nga was released early and immediately […]

Crackdown on Freedom Publishing House: Public Security Harassed, Detained Readers And Confiscated Personal Belongings Without Warrant

Featured Image: Ho Sy Quyet and his son. Source: Ho Sy Quyet The 88 Project discussed the harassment against Freedom Publishing House in our report on freedom of publication 2018 – 2019, and the crackdown seems to have continued in the first weeks of 2020.  On January 3, 2020, Ho Sy Quyet and his family […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 1/2020 – Weeks of December 23-29 and December 30-January 5

Featured Image: Nguyen Van Trang, a member of the Brotherhood for Democracy who was originally charged with “activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” but now is charged with “procuring prostitutes” in an apparent attempt to make it easier to extradite him Greetings and Happy New Year from The 88 Project! We are bringing you […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 51/2019 – Week of December 16-22

Greetings from The 88 Project! We are bringing you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of December 16-22. Loc Hung vegetable garden representative Cao Ha Truc was arrested this week when giving gifts to unrecognized veterans. A member of the Falun Gong spiritual movement was also detained this […]

Thanh Hoa Province: Ordinary Citizens Imprisoned For Expressing Discontent With Sea Square Construction Project In A Public Meeting

At the end of 2019, along with dozens of arrests and imprisonment sentences against prominent lawyers, activists, and scholars, the national regime and local authorities of Vietnam have again proved that their crackdown on freedom of expression is yet to end. In relation to Sea Square, a mega construction project funded by the powerful Sungroup, […]

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, Statement on the Liberal Publishing House, November 2019

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 […]