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Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 2/2021 – Week of January 11-17

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of January 11-17. Tran Huynh Duy Thuc has passed the 50-day mark of his hunger strike and remains in a precarious health situation; read our commentary about the international perception of hunger strikes and why Vietnamese […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 1/2021 – December 21, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Greetings from The 88 Project and Happy New Year! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of December 21-27, December 28-January 3, and January 4-January 10. Three independent journalists– Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy, and Le Huu Minh Tuan– were sentenced to a combined 37 years […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 49/2020 – December 14-20

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of December 14-20. Poet Tran Duc Thach was sentenced to 12 years in prison this week, and authorities in Can Tho Province arrested journalist Truong Chau Huu Danh for “abusing democratic freedoms.” On December […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 47/2020 – Weeks of November 23-29 and November 30-December 6

Greetings from The 88 Project!  We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the weeks of November 23-29 and November 30-December 6. Four political prisoners are on a hunger strike– Tran Huynh Duy Thuc is in critical condition. The first instance trial for Brotherhood for Democracy member Tran […]

Support Imprisoned Blogger Nguyen Van Hoa: Press for his release from prison

Nguyen Van Hoa is a Catholic blogger from Ha Tinh province. After the Formosa environmental disaster started in April 2016, Hoa became active in assisting fishermens’ families in demanding compensation and justice. A digital security trainer and regular contributor to Radio Free Asia, his live broadcast of footage of peaceful protests in October 2016 outside […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 46/2020 – Week of November 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 November 16-22. Democracy activist Tran Duc Thach will face trial on November 30, and three members of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam (IJAVN) are expected to face trial in January. A group […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 45/2020 – Week of November 9-15

Greetings from The 88 Project! We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of November 9-15. Vietnam has arrested yet another Facebooker for alleged “anti-state propaganda.” There is also an update on imprisoned journalist Nguyen Tuong Thuy. This week, ASEAN is meeting to discuss regional issues and […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 44/2020 – Week of November 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 November 2-8. After months of detention, Tran Duc Thach has been permitted to meet with his lawyer; meanwhile, three other high-profile political prisoners still have not. There is a report that Le Dinh […]