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.
In 2016, toxic waste from the Taiwanese-owned Formosa steel plant caused a massive marine life disaster in Vietnam. Two years later with activists in prison and local livelihoods destroyed, the fight for justice is far from over and has seen significant collaboration between Taiwanese and Vietnamese.
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,…