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Observatory on Human Rights Defenders launches Urgent Appeal on the arbitrary sentencing of environmental rights activists Đăng Đình Bách, Mai Phan Lợi and Bạch Hùng Dương

PARIS, 18 August 2022 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) is deeply shocked by the appeal trials of environmental rights defenders Đăng Đình Bách, Mai Phan Lợi and Bạch Hùng Dương in Hanoi on 11 August 2022. The High People’s Court upheld the five-year prison sentence against …

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In a Joint Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee, VCHR and FIDH denounce grave violations of the right to freedom of expression, treatment of human rights defenders and use of the death penalty in Vietnam

In a joint submission made to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee (CCPR) today, FIDH and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) regret that the Vietnamese government failed to take any steps towards the implementation of key recommendations made by the CCPR, after the review of the situation …

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Vietnam: Sentencing and arbitrary detention of environmental rights defender Nguy Thi Khanh

URGENT APPEAL – The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Vietnam. VNM 002 / 0622 / OBS 054Arbitrary detention /Judicial harassment/ VietnamJune 24, 2022 Description of the situation: …

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Pham Doan Trang

Vietnam: Immediately release independent journalist and human rights defender Pham Doan Trang

Ahead of her upcoming trial on 4 November, the undersigned 28 human rights and freedom of expression organizations today condemn the ongoing arbitrary detention of independent journalist and woman human rights defender Pham Doan Trang. We call on the Vietnamese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release and drop all charges …

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Vietnam arrests CSO leaders and blocks civil society participation in scrutiny of EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

PARIS, 8 July 2021 (VCHR) – With the first anniversary of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) only weeks away (1st August 2021), Vietnam has backtracked on its promises to the European Union by arresting key civil society activists and blocking the establishment of a mandatory “Domestic Advisory Group” of …

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