Entries by Huong Nguyen

Intellectuals in Vietnam file public petition asking the state to respect human rights and repeal article 88

  Diễn Đàn: A call for Human Rights “recognized by the Constitution of Vietnam and the International Convention that Vietnam is a signatory” was made public on December 28, 2012. It asks the National Assembly to abolish Article 88 of the Penal Code that punishes “crimes of propaganda against the State” (numerous people have been […]

On rights, peaceful political dissent, and change

A few people told me, political dissidents are merely a minority. Not many people know them. And they risk their personal life for too little political gain. Of course I disagree. Hasn’t Margaret Mead once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever […]