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Pastor Nguyễn Trung Tôn kidnapped and beaten in Vietnam

PARIS, 2 March 2017 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) is deeply concerned by the increasing use of physical violence perpetrated by police in plain clothes or gangs of thugs hired by the authorities to repress dissidents, human rights defenders and civil society activists in Vietnam. The …

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Signing letters to the European Parliament, February 2017 (Photo Alvin Jacobson)

Amnesty International group in US sends 70 letters to EP delegation to Vietnam calling for the release of Buddhist dissident Thích Quảng Độ

PARIS 28 February 2017 (VCHR) – In preparation for a visit to Vietnam by the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights from 20-24 February 2017, members of Amnesty International in Boston launched a letter-writing campaign to urge the EP delegation to press for the release of prominent Buddhist dissident Thích …

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EU Delegation raises serious human rights concerns during visit to Vietnam

PARIS 24 February 2017 (VCHR) – A delegation of Members of the European Parliament visiting Vietnam from 20-24 February 2017 expressed serious concerns about violations of social and political rights including freedom of expression and association, freedom of religion or belief and freedom of the press. They said they were …

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Death Penalty: Vietnam is the World’s 5th Worst Executioner

PARIS 17 February 2017 (VCHR) – According to a report published by the Ministry of Public Security in Vietnam this month, Vietnam executed a total of 429 prisoners between August 2013 and June 2016. With this figure, Vietnam now ranks 5th on a list of the world’s worst executioners following …

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