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Vietnam Questions 12 Activists After Training Stint in the Philippines

RFA – Authorities in Vietnam detained for questioning a dozen young activists on their return from a training stint with a civil society organization in the Philippines amid suspicion in Hanoi that they might be involved in anti-government activities, according…

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Is There Opposition in Vietnam?

Asia Sentinel  Some may be coming from a surprising source – the Communist Party Vietnam’s pro-democracy activists appear to have missed an unprecedented opportunity in the wake of the July visit to the US by head of state Truong Tan…

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EU and Vietnam hold Human Rights Dialogue

Europa.eu – The EU and Vietnam held on 11 September 2013 in Hanoi the third round of their annual enhanced Dialogue on Human Rights in the spirit of the EU-Vietnam Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) signed in June 2012. The…

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Vietnam: Police crush protests against Catholics’ imprisonment

Christian Today – Around 40 people have been injured in Vietnam during a protest against the 3-month detention of two Catholics on minor charges. The protest on Sept. 4 in Nghi Phuong, south of Hanoi, was a response to the…

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Vietnamese bloggers initiate a unique campaign for freedom of expression

Civil Rights Defenders – …Over a hundred Vietnamese bloggers have done just that. They are drawing the attention to the right to freedom of expression in general and article 258 in the Vietnamese penal code in particular. In a statement,…

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Vietnam’s Internet Censorship Bill Goes Into Effect

EFF – Internet freedom has gone from bad to worse in Vietnam as an online censorship law known as Decree 72 went into effect this month. It bans bloggers and users of social media from quoting, gathering, or summarizing information from…

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Vietnam official dies in ‘land row’ shooting

BBC News – A gunman has stormed a provincial land clearance office in northern Vietnam, killing one official and injuring four others, police say. Land in Vietnam is given to farmers by the state for a set period of time…

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Nghe An: police cracks down hard on Catholics protest

Asia News – At least 300 people were protesting against the detention of two Catholics who have been in jail since June without charges. A thousand police agents were involved, firing in the air and hitting protesters with electric batons….

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A plea for help from Nguyen Kha’s family

Dan Lam Bao – According to VRNs, on Sept. 04, 2013, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Lien, mother of the patriotic student Dinh Nguyen Kha, sent a petition to the People’s Procuracy of Long An Province, saying her son had been coerced to plead guilty on…

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Vietnam Decrees Financial Transparency From Officials

Blog- WSJ – HANOI—To promote transparency, the government of Vietnam has decreed that state and government officials and lawmakers reveal their income and assets yearly, the Ministry of Finance said. The decree, effective immediately, also directs administration officials at the…

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