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Vietnam-UPDATE: Four human rights defenders convicted for alleged dissemination of propaganda against the state PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephen Denney   
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 18:14

On 24 May 2012, four Vietnamese human rights defenders active in the promotion of economic, social, and cultural rights in Vietnam received sentences for distributing pro-democracy leaflets.

 
Bishop of Hai Phong in communion with his indignant faithful PDF Print E-mail
Written by VN News   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:28

Hai Phong Bishop voiced his support and called for justice being done on Peter Doan Van Vuon and his family

 
Hanoi: attacks continue against Thai Ha parish PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Nguyen Hung   
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 02:42

Local authorities, hooligans and police intensify attacks, threats and acts of violence against Catholic religious and laity trying to defend their parish from unlawful dispossession.

 
Vietnam remembers its 117 martyrs. An example of courage for the Church today PDF Print E-mail
Written by J.B. Vu   
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 02:41

A conference organized by the diocese of Saigon in memory of the martyrs canonized by Blessed John Paul II.

 
Falun Gong practitioners detained over meditation protest PDF Print E-mail
Written by Amnesty International   
Thursday, 10 November 2011 20:00

The beating and arrest of at least 30 peaceful Falun Gong demonstrators outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi yesterday is an unacceptable violation of freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today.  

 
Falun Gong practitioners detained over meditation protest PDF Print E-mail
Written by Amnesty International   
Thursday, 10 November 2011 20:00

The beating and arrest of at least 30 peaceful Falun Gong demonstrators outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi yesterday is an unacceptable violation of freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today.  

 
SOS Thai Ha Parish In Hanoi Diocese Is Attacked By Vietcong Government PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr LE Thi Le   
Monday, 07 November 2011 18:35

At 2:30 pm in the afternoon of November 3, an aggressive mob of hundreds of people assigned by the Vietnamese communist government, under the support of many security/police forces, attacked the church of Thai Ha all at once.

 
Smuggled African elephant tusks seized in Vietnam PDF Print E-mail
Written by DPA   
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:55

Vietnamese customs discovered nearly 600 kilograms of African elephant tusks hidden in a shipping container of rubber from Tanzania, authorities said Friday.

 
IBAHRI calls for independent inquiry into disbarment of Vietnamese lawyer Huynh Van Dong PDF Print E-mail
Written by Romana St. Mathew   
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:54

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has written twice to the Vietnamese authorities requesting the establishment of an inquiry, by an impartial and independent body, into the disbarment of human rights lawyer Huynh Van Dong. The IBAHRI awaits a response from the Vietnamese authorities.

 

 
Vietnam jails land rights activists for 'propaganda' PDF Print E-mail
Written by Agence France Presse   
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:53

HANOI — A court in Vietnam has sentenced three land rights activists from the same family to up to seven years in jail for spreading anti-government propaganda, according to state media.

 
Rights group accuses Vietnam's drug rehab centres of forced labour PDF Print E-mail
Written by AP   
Monday, 12 September 2011 18:05

Hanoi - A US-based rights group on Wednesday urged Vietnam to close drug rehabilitation centres following accusations of torture and forced labour by former detainees

 
Vietnam dissident OK after hunger strike: family PDF Print E-mail
Written by AFP   
Thursday, 11 August 2011 04:00

HANOI - A DISSIDENT Vietnamese priest with a brain tumour went on a one-week hunger strike after authorities returned him to prison last month, his family said on Friday.

 
Mr. Dung's Team: Vietnam's New Cabinet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ernest Z. Bower   
Thursday, 11 August 2011 03:56

The world is about to meet the real Nguyen Tan Dung. The prime minister of Vietnam was formally elected to his second term last week by the country’s legislative branch, the National Assembly. 

 
UPDATE 1-Vietnam invites bids for 9 oil/gas blocks, first in 4 yrs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Reuters   
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 17:22

HANOI, Aug 2 (Reuters) - State oil and gas Petrovietnam group has launched the 2011 licensing round to cover nine blocks offshore Vietnam, the first offer in four years and its biggest in recent years, as the country works on reversing declining oil output and exports.

 
US Embassy - Hanoi: Statement by Heide Bronke Fulton, Acting Deputy Spokesperson PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 18:12

Return of Father Nguyen Van Ly to Prison

 
Vietnam PM set for second term PDF Print E-mail
Written by AFP   
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 21:25

Vietnam's one-party parliament is to elect Nguyen Tan Dung for another term as prime minister on Tuesday, confirming him as the country's most powerful politician at a time of economic crisis.

 
Father Nguyen Van Ly was sent back to prison VC small PDF Print E-mail
Written by Viet-Am Review   
Monday, 25 July 2011 23:20

VN-News 07.25.2011

 

Dear compatriots in Vietnam and abroad Ladies and International Human Rights Agency. 

 
Former South Vietnam leader Nguyen Cao Ky dies PDF Print E-mail
Written by Daisy Nguyen   
Monday, 25 July 2011 23:18

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nguyen Cao Ky, the flamboyant former air force general who ruled South Vietnam with an iron fist for two years during the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 80.

 
3 US ships in Vietnam to train with former foe PDF Print E-mail
Written by AP   
Monday, 18 July 2011 23:23

DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — Three U.S. Navy ships were welcomed Friday by former foe Vietnam for joint training, despite China's irritation following weeks of fiery exchanges between the communist neighbors over disputed areas of the South China Sea.

 
Bribe scandal extends to Vietnamese spy colonel PDF Print E-mail
Written by Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie   
Monday, 18 July 2011 23:18

AUSTRALIAN trade officials met or spoke with a colonel from a Vietnamese spy agency 18 times before suggesting to a Reserve Bank currency firm that it hire him as an agent in an arrangement that is now expected to lead to more corruption charges as part of the nation’s biggest bribery probe.

 
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