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  • 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
  • Research
  • Viet Nam
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Viet Nam: Crackdown on human rights amidst Formosa related activism

A nationwide crackdown against human rights defenders and activists engaged in calls for transparency and accountability in the Vietnamese government’s handling of the environmental disaster that has gripped the country is intensifying. A recent wave of arrests in different parts of Viet Nam is taking place against a background of threats, harassment, intimidation and surveillance of those engaged in activism relating to the disaster all across the country.

Date:
8 November 2016
Ref:
ASA 41/5104/2016
  • Campaigns
  • Viet Nam
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Viet Nam: Vietnamese human rights blogger arrested: Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh

Human rights defender Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, known as blogger Mẹ Nấm (Mother Mushroom) was arrested on 10 October and has been charged with “conducting propaganda” against the state under Article 88 of Viet Nam’s Penal Code. She is at risk of torture and ill-treatment. It is not known where she is currently detained.

Date:
13 October 2016
Ref:
ASA 41/4979/2016
  • Research
  • Viet Nam
  • Religious Groups

Viet Nam: Open Letter to the President of the National Assembly on Vietnam’s draft Law on Belief and Religion

Viet Nam’s draft Law on Belief and Religion undermines basic guarantees of the right to freedom of religion or belief by onerous registration requirements and excessive state interference in religious organizations’ internal affairs. This joint Open Letter from civil society organizations calls for the draft Law to be revised, in consultation with religious community representatives, including those of non-recognized religious communities, and experts in international human rights law, to ensure that the law protects the right to freedom of religion or belief in line with article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Date:
6 October 2016
Ref:
ASA 41/4950/2016
  • Research
  • Viet Nam
  • Prisoners of Conscience

Viet Nam: Failing to uphold human rights as land rights activist is sentenced to 20 months in prison

In yet another example of criminalising peaceful protest, Cấn Thị Thêu, a well-known land rights activist, was tried and convicted by a court in Hà Nội on 20 September and sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment on charges of “disturbing public order” under Article 245 of the 1999 Penal Code. Amnesty International condemns Viet Nam’s continuing failure to respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, contrary to its obligations as a state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Date:
20 September 2016
Ref:
ASA 41/4866/2016
  • Research
  • Viet Nam
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Viet Nam: Open letter: Urgent request for intervention in the case of prisoner of conscience Trần Thị Thúy

Prisoner of conscience Trần Thị Thuy, serving an eight year sentence, is being denied proper and effective medical care for serious health problems, on the grounds of her refusal to confess to the crimes for which she was convicted. These include three tumours, one of which is ulcerating and bleeding through her clothing, and is at risk of infection. She is in severe pain and believes she will die in prison.

Date:
15 September 2016
Ref:
ASA 41/4834/2016
  • Research
  • Viet Nam
  • Prisoners of Conscience

VIET NAM: Open Letter to the President Calling for the Release of Prisoners of Conscience

Amnesty International has noted that the amnesty marking Viet Nam’s 71st National Day on 02 September 2016 resulted in the early release of more than 2,000 prisoners, as well as reductions in prison sentences of some 22,600 people. It is regrettable that none of the individuals identified by Amnesty International as prisoners of conscience appear to have been included. Amnesty International urges the Viet Nam government to release immediately and unconditionally all prisoners of conscience, and lists atleast 82 identified prisoners of conscience whom include bloggers, labour and land rights activists, political activists, ethnic and religious minorities, and advocates for human rights and social justice.

Date:
14 September 2016
Ref:
ASA 41/4797/2016
  • Research
  • Asia and The Pacific
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Viet Nam: Conviction of youth activists highlights authorities’ retrograde attitude to human rights

The convictions of two young men - Nguyễn Hữu Quốc Duy and Nguyễn Hữu Thiên An - on charges of “conducting propaganda against the state” on 23 August 2016 highlight the failure of the authorities in Viet Nam to come to terms with the increased willingness of people in Viet Nam to express dissent.

Date:
27 August 2016
Ref:
ASA 41/4725/2016