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 […]
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The 88 Project, November 25, 2018: On November 24, 2018, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc’s family visited him in Prison no. 6, Nghe An province, as scheduled monthly. Thuc revealed that on November 20, he suffered many signs of being poisoned. At 5:15 AM, when Thuc woke up, he felt dizzy, and sweated a lot and […]
Dear Friends of The 88 Project, We are writing to ask for your help in supporting our mission to share the stories of and advocate for activists in Vietnam. 2018 has been another difficult year for peaceful political activists in Vietnam. Your support will help us to continue to shed light on their situation in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The following is a diaCRITICS Q&A with The 88 Project’s founder Huong Nguyen. DIACRITICS: In a few words, can you briefly tell us, what is The 88 Project and how did it begin? Why is it important? HUONG NGUYEN: The 88 Project is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to raise awareness about, advocate for, and […]
The 88 Project, April 26, 2018: This is the second and final part of Blogger Dieu Cay/Nguyen Van Hai’s reflection on his ten-year journey – from the activities that resulted in his arrests in 2008 and 2012 to the current state of the democratic movement at home and in the diaspora. Dieu Cay was released […]
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 […]