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Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 7/2022 – Week of February 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 February 14-20. Another reporter was arrested and charged under Article 331. Families of some political prisoners still are not allowed to see them; one political prisoner has been infected with Covid. Human Rights Watch […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 6/2022 – Week of February 7-13

Greetings from The 88 Project. We bring you news, analysis, and actions regarding human rights and civil society in Vietnam during the week of February 7-13. The Lunar New Year kicked off with a huge bang in the form of an award-winning environmentalist arrested for “tax evasion.” The new US ambassador to Vietnam received a letter from […]

Top 5 Human Rights Stories of 2021

From a human rights point of view, the Year of the Buffalo was indeed an eventful one in Vietnam, with many arrests and trials happening throughout the year, all the way up to the very last day of 2021. To give you a sense of what received the most attention from our readers, here are […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 5/2022 – Week of January 31-February 6

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 31-February 6. A priest was murdered in cold blood in a remote area long known for religious suppression; state-run papers are mum. The family of an Australian citizen serving time in Vietnam […]

Vietnam Legal Update – February 2022

Concerning Freedom of Expression While the crackdown against freedom of expression, freedom of the press and internet freedom in Vietnam has been blatant and there have also been explicit violations of Vietnam’s human rights commitments, there are many other behind-the-scenes legal developments that have failed to attract the same attention by Vietnamese citizens, human rights […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 4/2022 – Week of January 24-30

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 24-30. Two female activists with histories of clinical depression have not been allowed to receive medications sent by their families. An arrest warrant has been issued for an activist currently in Thailand seeking […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 3/2022 – Week of January 17-23

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 17-23. Author and independent journalist Pham Doan Trang has won a prestigious human rights award, while an associate of hers was sent to prison for mailing her books. The CEO of an NGO […]

2022 Off To An Ominous Start

Following a flurry of high-profile trials in the last two weeks of 2021, the People’s Court in Vietnam kept on rolling as the new year began. The first two weeks alone saw an incredible eight arrests under Articles 117 and 331, with a few multi-year sentences tacked on for good measure. The actions actually heated […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 2/2022 – Week of January 10-16

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 10-16. Barely two weeks into the new year and the government of Vietnam is already busy charging numerous people with Article 117. At least eight people have been arrested, a few of […]