Entries by kayleedolen

Vietnam Human Rights Recap for January 2014

Vietnam’s human rights situation has worsened with the ringing in of the new year.  Vietnam has continued its crackdown on citizen dissent, censoring news sources and punishing its critics. This month’s events follow record highs of arrests and detentions in 2013. Amnesty International released a report during the first week of January that spoke of the failure […]

Representatives Adopt Vietnamese Political Prisoners

  Twenty-one members of the U.S. House of Representatives have teamed up to sponsor various imprisoned activists from around the world. The bipartisan adoption program started in December of 2012 and aims to address the issue of human rights abuses falling away from the national and international spotlights. Representative Alan Lowenthal of California has adopted […]

Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality Supports Vietnamese Prisoners of Conscience Through Event

The 88 Project would like to thank the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law for raising awareness about Vietnamese prisoners of conscience Tran Huynh Duy Thuc and Nguyen Tien Trung, who are serving 16 and seven-year sentences, respectively. The group signed cards courtesy of Amnesty International […]

Rights Recap– The Situation in Vietnam During the End of October

A lot has happened in Vietnam since bloggers took to the keys to write about human rights topics during Blog Action Day on October 16th. Unfortunately, Vietnam’s deteriorating human rights situation has only worsened in the three weeks following the event. In mid-October, news surfaced of another hunger strike for imprisoned activist Cu Huy Ha […]

Advocacy at Work in Washington D.C.

Natasha Lemmens and her friends are pictured here signing Amnesty International postcards for Nguyen Tien Trung and Tran Huynh Duy Thuc. Thank you for your support! If you happen to be in Bloomington, Indiana, we can get some of these postcards to you also. Please send an e-mail to kdolen@indiana.edu for more information.

Blog Action Day 2013– We Must Not Ignore Human Rights in Vietnam

Today is Blog Action Day, and here in Bloomington, Indiana, it’s job-hunting season. There are interviews to go to, applications to fill out, and big picture questions to ask. Amid the flutter of freshly pressed suits, papers, and grade-point-averages, the most daunting uncertainty that most of us students face is where exactly we will be […]

Interview with Tran Huynh Duy Thuc’s Father, Part 3

Tran Van Huynh, father of imprisoned blogger Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, speaks of the Vietnamese and international communities’ response to Thuc’s case. He also thanks Thuc’s many supporters. Thank you for continuing to spread the word about Thuc and other political prisoners. Check back for updates on the case, and please share this video and […]