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.
Blogger Mushroom”, a passionate activist for environment, social injustices, and human rights issues has been sentenced 10 years in prison. A State Department spokeswoman praised Quynh for “exposing corruption, raising awareness about environmental protection and reporting on human rights violations in Vietnam.”
All over Vietnam, young toughs are being employed as a sort of police auxiliary who administer beatings to citizens that the national police aren’t yet ready to arrest
“Thugs” hired by authorities in Vietnam’s central Nghe An province severely beat a group of Catholic parishioners, including women and children, that had protested the government’s handling of a toxic waste spill
Tôi là linh mục JB. Nguyễn Đình Thục, Quản xứ Song Ngọc, thuộc xã Quỳnh Ngọc, huyện Quỳnh Lưu, tỉnh Nghệ An. Sáng hôm qua ngày 15 tháng 5 năm 2017, tôi cùng một số anh chị em đi công việc. Lúc 9h30 sáng, khi đến đoạn đường thuộc thôn 4 xã Diễn An, Huyện…