Entries by kayleedolen

Human Rights Recap for July 12th-July 26th, 2014

The end of this weekend will bring a new opportunity for human rights improvements in Vietnam. Meetings between Australian and Vietnamese officials in Hanoi on July 28th-30th will center on human rights dialogue. Human Rights Watch (HRW) urges Australia to “call for the immediate release of all political prisoners in Vietnam.” In a recent article […]

Human Rights Recap for June 28th-July 12th, 2014

As June drew to an end, good news came about the release of labor rights activist, Do Thi Minh Hanh. She and her colleagues, Nguyen Hoang Quoc Hung and Doan Huy Chuong, who remain in prison, were arrested in 2010 after organizing workers at a factory. Do Thi Minh Hanh served about half of her […]

Human Rights Recap for May 17th-May 31st, 2014

Cu Huy Ha Vu, a former Vietnamese prisoner of conscience who recently moved to the United States, wrote a piece for the Washington Post about the current state of human rights and freedom of expression in Vietnam. In the article, he cites that there are 400 prisoners of conscience in Vietnam today. He states that […]

Human Rights Recap for March 22nd–April 12th, 2014

These past few weeks have brought countless surprises, joys, and losses alike for the Vietnamese activist community and its friends. On March 21st, Dinh Dang Dinh and Nguyen Huu Cau were released from prison. Unfortunately, Dinh Dang Dinh, who was battling stomach cancer, died on April 3rd at age 50. Nguyen Huu Cau, 68, also […]

Human Rights Recap for March 8th–March 21st, 2014

Mid-March brought the arrest of yet another prominent blogger in Vietnam. Sixty-two year old Pham Viet Dao was arrested in June of 2013 and sentenced to fifteen months in prison on March 19th. Truong Duy Nhat was sentenced to two years in prison just weeks earlier. Pham Viet Dao was sentenced under Article 258 of Vietnam’s […]