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Viet Nam: Four peaceful activists arbitrarily arrested in connection with long-detained human rights lawyer

An intensifying crackdown on the peaceful exercise of the rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and association has seen lengthy prison sentences handed down to two prominent human rights defenders in the last five weeks, and the arrest of four activists on 30 July 2017. They are accused of "carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the People's Administration" under Article 79 of the 1999 Penal Code, which carries a sentence of up to life imprisonment.

Date:
1 August 2017
Ref:
ASA 41/6855/2017
  • Research
  • Viet Nam
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Viet Nam: Open Letter calling on the government of Vietnam to immediately and unconditionally release Thích Quảng Độ, Nguyễn Văn Đài and Đỗ Thị Hồng

Joint Open Letter to Viet Nam’s Prime Minister calling for the immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience, highlighting the cases of three prominent human rights defenders from three different religious communities.

Date:
10 July 2017
Ref:
ASA 41/6689/2017
  • Research
  • Viet Nam
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

Viet Nam: Open Letter calling for investigation into the death in custory of Nguyen Huu Tan

Open letter from 32 organizations calling on the Vietnamese authorities to immediately order an independent, impartial and effective investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Hoa Hao Buddhist Nguyen Huu Tan, who died in police custody on 3 May 2017 in Vinh Long province, Viet Nam. The letter also calls on the authorities to cease immediately their intimidation and harassment of Nguyen Huu Tan's family.

Date:
3 July 2017
Ref:
ASA 41/6657/2017
  • Research
  • Viet Nam
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Viet Nam: Vietnamese human rights blogger should be immediately and unconditionally released

Amnesty International and Civil Rights Defenders call on the Vietnamese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release human rights defender Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, also known by her blogging pseudonym, Mẹ Nấm (Mother Mushroom). She is a prisoner of conscience, being held and tried solely for her peaceful activities promoting and defending human rights. Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh is scheduled to appear for trial before the first instance People's Court of Khánh Hòa province on 29 June 2017.

Date:
28 June 2017
Ref:
ASA 41/6616/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Viet Nam
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Vietnam: Crackdown on Formosa spill activists continues: Hoàng Đức Bình and Bạch Hồng Quyền

The Vietnamese authorities are continuing to crackdown on activists who have raised concerns about the 2016 Formosa environmental disaster and its aftermath. On 12 May 2017, an arrest warrant was issued for activist Bạch Hồng Quyền, who is now in hiding, while human rights defender and blogger Hoàng Đức Bình has been detained since 15 May 2017. Other activists are also facing harassment and intimidation, and are at risk of arrest.

Date:
1 June 2017
Ref:
ASA 41/6403/2017
  • Research
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Prisoners of Conscience

Viet Nam: Open Letter on Prisoner of Conscience Trần Huỳnh Duy Thức

On the 8th anniversary of the arrest of POC Trần Huỳnh Duy Thức – and half way through his 16-year prison sentence – the Directors of 12 Amnesty International offices call for his immediate and unconditional release. The letter also calls on Viet Nam’s prison authorities to ensure that their treatment of Trần Huỳnh Duy Thức adheres strictly, as a minimum, to the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (Nelson Mandela Rules) so that he is treated with dignity and respect while he is incarcerated.

Date:
23 May 2017
Ref:
ASA 41/6234/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Viet Nam: Hundreds of peaceful marchers attacked by police

Around 700 men, women and children was attacked by police while on the way to submit legal complaints against Formosa Plastics, amounting to US$20 million in damages. The Taiwanese company, based in Hà Tĩnh province, has accepted responsibility for the April 2016 ecological disaster, which affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals.

Date:
20 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 41/5728/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Disappearances

Viet Nam: Further Information: Growing health fears for prisoner of conscience - Trần Thị Thúy

Denied proper medical treatment by prison authorities since April 2015, when she was first diagnosed with a tumour on her uterus, Trần Thị Thúy is no longer able to walk without assistance. A prisoner of conscience, she has been detained since her arrest in 2010 and has expressed fears of death due to appalling prison conditions.

Date:
17 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 41/5727/2017
  • Research
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Detention

Viet Nam: Incommunicado detention of human rights lawyer and trial of pro-democracy activists shows disdain for international human rights law

On the one year anniversary of the arrest of human rights lawyer Nguyễn Văn Đài, who has been held incommunicado in pre-trial detention since 16 December 2015, Amnesty International calls for the immediate and unconditional release of three named activists, held solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression and association, and for the release of all other prisoners of conscience in Viet Nam, whom remain at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

Date:
16 December 2016
Ref:
ASA 41/5377/2016