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Letter of Appreciation by Nguyen Huu Tan's family upon their arrival at the US as refugees

Letter of Appreciation by Nguyen Huu Tan's family upon their arrival at the US as refugees. 

Representative of VN-CAT delivered the following statement at th press conference held at the Geneva Press Club on March 12, 2019

The co-founder and cordinator of Vietnam Coalition Against Torture delivered the following statement at the press conference held at the Geneva Press Club on March 12, 2019. This is a side event on the occassion of the review of Vietnam on its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Statement by the co-founder and coordinator of Vietnam Coalition Against Torture at the formal NGOs briefing to the UN Human Rights Committee ahead of the review of Vietnam on the implementation of ICCPR on March 11, 2019

Statement by the co-founder and coordinator of Vietnam Coalition Against Torture (VN-CAT) at the formal NGOs briefing to the UN Human Rights Committee on March 11, 2019 ahead of the review of Vietnam on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR.)

Exiled human rights defender Tran Thi Nga received ACAT Foundation's Engel-du Tertre award

On February 1, ACAT Foundation awarded Tran Thi Nga, a human rights defender in Vietnam, the Engel-du Tertre prize. With this award, the ACAT Foundation for Human Dignity wanted to honor Tran Thi Nga for her activism and the courage she demonstrated during her three years of detention in Vietnam.

Letter of Appreciation from exiled human rights defender Tran Thi Nga

On January 21, 2020, the third anniversary exactly to the date of Tran Thi Nga's arrest in 2017, she sent a Letter of Appreciation to the UN, international organizations, the press,  and all benefactors who have helped to advocate for her early release from Vietnam's prison.

VN-CAT welcomes the early release of woman human rights defender Tran Thi Nga

In the evening of January 10, 2020, representatives of VN-CAT, BPSOS, and Vietnamese Women for Human Rights with some close friends and volunteers were elated to greet well-known human rights defender Tran Thi Nga, her partner, and their two children at Hartsfield-Jackson ATlanta International airport.

Some highlights from the review of Vietnam's implementation of UN Convention against Torture

Some highlights from the United Nations Committee Against Torture’s review of the first Country Report by Vietnam on the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, commonly known as the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT).

Resolution on Vietnam, notably the situation of political prisoners: Remark by MEP Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament

Remark by MEP Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament from the Netherlands during the joint motion for the resolution on Vietnam, notably the situation of political prisoners.

European Parliament resolution on Vietnam, notably the situation of political prisoners

Full text of the European Parliament's resolution on Vietnam, notably the situation of political prisoners.

European Parliament castigates Vietnam for systematic violations of human rights and detention of political prisoners

On November 14, 2018 the European Parliament in Strasbourg adopted a resolution on Vietnam, notably the situation of political prisoners, which "condemns the continuing violations of human rights, including the sentencing, political intimidation, surveillance, harassment, assaults and unfair trials in Vietnam ..."

Freedom Now's Report: Legal Persecution: Vietnam’s Use of Law as a Weapon Against Civil Society

The report titled "Legislative Repression: Vietnam's Law Enforcement Against Civil Society," is a collaboration by Freedom Now and the American University Law School, focuses on the rapid acceleration of Vietnam’s crackdown on civil society as the government passes new laws and amendments to enable its repression of human rights defenders, journalists, bloggers, and religious minorities.

The Human Rights Committee published the List of Issues (LOIs) in relation to the third periodic report of Viet Nam

At its 123rd session, which took place in Geneva, from July 2 to July 27 2018, the Human Rights Committee adopted the List of Issues of Vietnam. The Human Rights Committee is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) by its State parties.

VCHR and AEDH accuse Vietnam of grave human rights violations and disinformation at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

Speaking on behalf of the Paris-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l’Homme (AEDH) at the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva from 10–28 September, VCHR President Võ Văn Ái denounced “the brutal crackdown on freedom of expression, association, peaceful assembly and freedom of religion or belief in Vietnam”, and accused the Vietnamese government of seeking to deliberately disinform the international community about its widespread human rights violations prior to its Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

More than 30 human rights organizations urged Secretary Pompeo to stand up for Xinjiang and impose Global Magnitsky sanctions on Chinese officials

On September 17, 2018 Vietnam Coalition Against Torture (VN-CAT) joined 33 other NGOs and human rights organizations in sending a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, urging them to impose Global Magnitsky sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for human rights violations in Xinjiang and Tibet. This multi-faith initiative is led by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VCMF).

USCIRF Commissioner Jackie Wolcott sent an open letter to Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh and his wife

On May 15, 2017 USCIRF Commissioner Jackie Wolcott sent an open letter to Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh, who is currently imprisoned with an 11-years sentence, and his wife, Mrs. Tran Thi Hong, who is frequently subjected to government survelaance,, harassment, and even torture..

Family of Vietnam Hoa Hao Buddhist Demands Justice for Death in Police Custody Ruled ‘Suicide’ by Authority

Family of Vietnam Hoa Hao Buddhist raised questions on Mr. Nguyen Huu Tan's death while in police custody, which was ruled 'suicide' by the authority in Vinh Long province.

President Trump Sent the Initial Report on the Implementation of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act

On April 20, 2017 President Trump sent the initial report on the implementation of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and made clear his Administration's support for this Act and its commitment to hold human rights abusers accountable.

Two pro-democracy activists kidnapped, beaten, and robbed in Quang Binh province, second case in less than two months

On April 13 2017, two young human rights activists Tran Hoang Phuc and Huynh Thanh Phat were kidnapped, robbed, and beaten by unidentified men wearing face masks, believed to be plainclothes agents, in Quang Binh province, Vietnam.

MPs from all parties back Magnitsky law for Canada

Liberal, Conservative and New Democrat MPs unanimously supported amending Magnitsky law for Canada to include the rights violators “in honour” of the Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Moscow prison in 2009 after accusing officials of a $230-million tax fraud.

The Senate of Canada adopted Bill S-226, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law)

On April 11, 2017, the Senate of Canada adopted Bill S-226, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), a bill introduced by Senator Andreychuk, who said "“Bill S-226 signals internationally that Canada cannot be used to enable or shelter gross violators of internationally recognized human rights”.

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