“…As the European Union and Vietnam are currently negotiating a Free Trade Agreement, the promotion and protection of fundamental rights must remain a common benchmark. The EVFTA commits the European Union and Vietnam…”
Freedom Now is proud to nominate Vietnamese journalist Nguyen Van Hoa for the 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. A videographer for Radio Free Asia, Nguyen has been imprisoned in Vietnam since January 2017 for his reporting on the Formosa environmental disaster.
In a Ho Chi Minh City court-room, five activists were the latest to receive lengthy jail terms for their involvement in an environmental campaign that followed the Formosa toxic spill in 2016.
Tù nhân Nguyễn Văn Hóa đã bị đánh ngay sau phiên tòa xử Lê Đình Lượng ở Nghệ An hôm 16/8 vừa qua.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the record 20-year prison sentence … and calls on the European Parliament to block any trade agreement with Vietnam.
Ha Tinh Vietnam April 13, 2018 A court in central Vietnam has jailed a Catholic activist after convicting her of subverting the communist state. The People’s Court in Ha Tinh Province sentenced Teresa Tran Thi Xuan to nine years in prison on April 12 for “attempting to overthrow the people’s government,” the state-run Ha Tinh…
AP (2/06/2018): A court in central Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 14 years in jail for livestreaming fishermen marching to file a lawsuit against a Taiwan-owned steel plant’s . Hoang Duc Binh, 34, was convicted of abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the state, organisation and people, and opposing officers on duty,…
The two prongs of Vietnam’s response to the Formosa chemical spill were shown in stark relief on Monday: harsh repression of environmental campaigners – and, at the same time, an attempt to reassure the public that lessons have been learned. A 22-year-old blogger, Nguyen Van Hoa, was sentenced to seven years in prison for producing…
The main reason for Hoa’s arrest in early 2017 was his coverage of the reactions to a toxic spill from a Taiwanese steel plant in Ha Tinh province that poisoned millions of fish and reduced thousands of fishermen to penury. Hoa covered the ensuing protests, sometimes using a camera mounted on a drone.
Police in the north-central province of Ha Tinh have arrested a female activist as the authorities continue their campaign to silence opposition voices.