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Forced Eviction in Catholic Community of Loc Hung Leaves Hundreds of Families Homeless and Destitute, Including Many Political Activists

The 88 Project, January 8, 2019: 2019 started with a high-profile forced eviction against residents of Loc Hung vegetable garden, a Catholic residential neighborhood situated in the middle of Ho Chi Minh city. Hundreds of residents, many of them political activists, suddenly found themselves homeless, with neither compensation for the lost land nor the benefit […]

Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Letter to Family, June 28, 2018

  The 88 Project, August 17, 2018: This translation is the last installment of a series of three letters that Tran Huynh Huy Thuc wrote to his family in June 2018. He has written many, many more letters that cover a variety of topics, but we have chosen these three recent ones which remind the […]

Huynh Thuc Vy: The Charge of “Offending the National Flag” is a Pretext to Suppress my Connection with the Montagnards

  The 88 Project, August 13, 2018: Huynh Thuc Vy, a prominent blogger and co-founder of Vietnamese Women for Human Rights, is under investigation and facing possible prosecution for “offending the national flag,” a charge under Art. 276 of the 1999 Criminal Code (Art. 351 of the 2015 Code) which carries up to three years […]

Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Letter to Family, June 27, 2018

  Nghe An, June 27, 2018 Yesterday, VTV News reported that Vietnam and the EU have conducted their last review of the content of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).  The Minister of Trade and Industry of Vietnam hoped that the Agreement would be signed by the end of this year. The EU Commissioner for […]

Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Letter to Family, June 26, 2018

  The 88 Project, August 3, 2018: Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, a prominent political activist who has been serving a 16 years prison sentence since 2009, has been sending a lot of letters home, in which he shares with his family and friends his current conditions in prison and articulates his views on many matters […]

Ten Years – A Journey, by Nguyen Van Hai – Dieu Cay (Part I)

  The 88 Project, April 19, 2018: Blogger Dieu Cay – Nguyen Van Hai is one of the most prominent Vietnamese political activists. He founded the Freelance Journalist Club in 2007, one of the first independent press organizations within the communist regime of Vietnam to report on controversial social and political issues that state-owned newspapers […]