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Vietnam: Blogger Pham Viet Dao sentenced to 15 months in prison

PARIS, 19 March 2014 (FIDH & VCHR) – FIDH and its member organization, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR), strongly condemn the 15-month prison sentence imposed today on blogger Pham Viet Dao. A court in Hanoi sentenced him under Article 258 of the Criminal Code on charges of “abusing …

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Vietnam: Free the over 200 imprisoned dissidents

PARIS, 6 March 2014 (FIDH & VCHR) – Vietnam must immediately and unconditionally release the over 200 political prisoners who are languishing in jails across the country, FIDH and its member organization, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR), said today. In connection with this demand, FIDH and VCHR jointly …

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Dissident Nguyen Bac Truyen is brutally beaten by Police

PARIS, 26 February 2014 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) is deeply shocked by reports that dissident Nguyen Bac Truyen and his wife Bui Thi Kim Phuong were brutally beaten by Police as they made their way to the Australian Embassy in Hanoi on Monday 24 …

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Vo Van Ai sends Open Letter to the Vietnamese Government’s Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of Vietnam

PARIS, 3 February 2014 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – In the run-up to the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Vietnam at the United Nation’s Human Rights Council on Wednesday 5 February, Open letters from very different personalities have called on the Vietnamese delegation to the UPR to candidly admit its widespread …

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