Vietnam intensified its systemic suppression of basic civil and political rights during 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019.
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Facebook has violated Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform, state media said on Wednesday.
Vietnam is looking to the law as way to control public criticism of government activity, activist bloggers believe. Bloggers have been arrested.
Vietnam should postpone the application of the Law on Cyber Security and revise it to bring it to conformity with international law.
Huynh Thuc Vy faces trial under article 276 of the 1999 penal code for allegedly disrespecting the national flag if convicted will save 3 years imprisonment.
Vietnamese blogger Mother Mushroom tells activists, you are not alone while walking VOA through her story from blogging, arrests and presents state of live.
New Vietnam communist party head to have unprecedented power to keep relations stable with old foe China and stronger trade and security ties with U.S.
Vietnam’s rubber stamp National Assembly elected Communist Party General-Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong as the country’s president on Tuesday.
Prominent Vietnamese blogger sent to exile in U.S. says her reunion with family after two years in prison is proof she is not alone in speaking for freedom.
Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as “Mother Mushroom”, was released from prison on Wednesday and left Vietnam on a flight to the U.S.