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In an Open Letter to Vietnamese Prime Minister, FIDH and Vietnam Committee on Human Rights call on Vietnam to respect human rights as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council

PARIS, 25 October 2007 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – Recalling the recent crack-down on pro-democracy activists and rural protesters in Vietnam, Ms. Souhayr Belhassen, President of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) and Mr. Vo Van Ai, President of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (both Paris-based) sent an Open Letter …

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At the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Global Civil Society Democracy Movement denounces Vietnam’s candidacy to the Security Council before the UN Democracy Caucus

NEW YORK, 1st October 2007 (VIETNAM COMMITTEE) – In an Oral Statement to Ministers of over 100 member-states of the United Nations Democracy Caucus meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York today (Monday 1st October), the Non-governmental International Steering Committee of the Community of Democracies called on the …

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Vietnam: Security Police Arrest Buddhist Monk, 8 Others

HANOI, 25 Aug 2007 (AP) – Police have arrested a dissident Buddhist monk and eight other people, accusing them of planning illegal demonstrations against Vietnam’s communist government, state media reported Saturday (August 25th). Police arrested monk Thich Khong Tanh in Hanoi on Thursday (August 23rd), accusing his outlawed Unified Buddhist …

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European Parliament condemns crack-down on dissidents and calls on Europe to reassess its policy of cooperation with Vietnam

STRASBURG, 12th July 2007 (Vietnam Committee) – In its plenary session in Strasbourg today, the European Parliament adopted a “Resolution on Vietnam”, condemning repression against dissidents, religious persecution, the incompatibility of Vietnam’s legislation with international human rights laws, and the double game played by the Vietnamese authorities in regards to …

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Prominent International Organizations issue Mission Report on Human Rights Defenders in Vietnam

  PARIS, 23 April 2007 (VCHR) – As high-level American and Vietnamese officials prepare to meet in Washington D.C. for the U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue tomorrow (24 April 2007), the Paris-based International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) and the Geneva-based World Organization against Torture (OMCT), released a groundbreaking report today …

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