Entries by Huong Nguyen

Vietnam’s UPR Commitments on Freedom of Expression: Promises and Suggested Actions – Part 2

Part 2: Substantive Commitments to Freedom of Expression  There are not many accepted recommendations directly concern with freedom of expression. These limited recommendations still need to be examined and monitored carefully to make sure that the promises do not get lost in vain.  1. Recommendations no. 168 and 184 on freedom of opinion and freedom […]

Vietnam’s UPR Commitments on Freedom of Expression: Promises and Suggested Actions – Part 1

Part 1 – Vietnam’s UPR Commitments on Freedom of Expression: Overview and General Legal Environment Assurance Promises Overview On 26 June 2019, the Vietnamese government concluded its UPR cycle with the Addendum replying to the recommendations of participating States. With the acceptance of 241 recommendations (out of 291), of which 220 are fully accepted and […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 27/2019 – Week of July 1-7

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 July 1-7. Many more political prisoners, including Nguyen Trung Truc, Nguyen Van Dien, and Vu Quang Thuan have started a hunger strike against what they call “cruel” treatment in prison, prompting the civil […]

Interview with Ha Thuy Nguyen

Ha Thuy Nguyen is a writer based in Hanoi. Born in 1986, she wrote her first novel when she was 14 years old. Two years later, after many publishers rejected the manuscript, doubting that a kid could do such writing, the book was finally published in hard-cover at nearly 1000 pages. It was acclaimed by […]

Activist Arrested in Thanh Hoa Province for Online Political Commentaries and Supporting Local Demonstrations

On June 29, The Public Security of Thanh Hoa Province prosecuted Mr. Pham Van Diep, a 54 years-old Vietnamese Russian residing in Sam Son City, for “producing, storing, disseminating and propagating information, documents against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” in accordance with Article 117 of Vietnam’s 2015 Criminal Code. Diep was arrested at his home […]

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 26/2019 – Week of June 24-30

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 June 24-30. In two separate trials, five activists, Michael Nguyen, Huynh Duc Thanh Binh, Tran Long Phi, Huynh Duc Thinh, and Truong Huu Loc were sentenced to heavy terms this week, ranging from […]