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Buddhist activist Lê Công Câu is arrested in Hue

PARIS, 1st January 2014 (IBIB) – The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) is concerned to announce that Buddhist activist Lê Công Câu was arrested at 10.15 (Vietnam time) this morning at Phu Bai Airport near Hue. He had boarded a plane bound for Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) when Security …

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From bad to worse: Reform of Vietnam’s Constitution threatens international standards of human rights

PARIS, 25 November 2013 (VCHR) – Vietnam’s first act after obtaining a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council this month may be to adopt a new Constitution which undermines internationally-recognized human rights. The National Assembly is currently considering revisions to its 1992 Constitution (amended in December 2001) and …

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Freedom of Expression Online threatened by new Internet Decree in Vietnam

PARIS, 23 July 2013 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) is gravely concerned by the adoption of the “Decree on Management, Provision, Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online” (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) which imposes new restrictions on freedom of expression online. The Decree, adopted on 15 …

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