Entries by Huong Nguyen

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 […]

Truong Thi Ha’s Testimony About Police’s Use of Torture Against Her and Fellow Activists on June 17, 2018

Truong Thi Ha was a law student when she participated in the June 2018 protests – first on June 10 during the nation-wide protests against the draft laws on Cybersecurity and Special Economic Zone, and then on June 17, on which day Ha and many other activists became victims of a concerted and violent effort […]

Call for Application: Vietnam Human Rights Research Officer – Part-time, Remote

Background The 88 Project’s mission is to support and encourage freedom of expression in Vietnam by sharing the stories of and advocating for Vietnamese activists who are persecuted because of their peaceful dissent. We document the situation of Vietnamese political prisoners and activists and their families and share the information through our website, database of […]

Interview with Nguyen Thi Khiem Nhu

 Nguyen Thi Khiem Nhu, born 1987 in Dak Lak, is a book editor and freelance writer based in Ho Chi Minh City. She graduated from the Literary Creation & Critique faculty at the Hanoi University of Culture, and has published two collections of short stories. Khiem Nhu has been actively voicing her opinions on […]

Activists Issued A “Collective Declaration” Denouncing Systematic Violation of Right to Freedom of Movement

On May 24, 2019, 44 activists in Vietnam jointly issued a “Collective Declaration by Those Whose Freedom of Movement Has Been Violated” (hereinafter Declaration) in which they denounce the restriction of their movement by people believed to be working for the government. According to the Declaration, this violation of the basic right to freedom of […]

Appeal for Help from Hoang Duc Binh’s Mother

Nghệ An, May 24, 2018 To: –        The governments of all democratic countries in the world –        The European Union –        All international Human Rights Organizations –        Environmental Protection organizations Dear all, My son Hoàng Đức Bình was born on February 10, 1983. In 2016, the Formosa plant dumped untold amounts of toxic waste into […]