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Christian Solidarity Worldwide: Vietnam prisoners of conscience in poor health - 05/30/2019

On 29 May 2019, Christian Solidarity Worldwide issued a Press Release expressing concerns for the safety and wellbeing of activists Nguyen Bac Truyen and other prisoners of conscience who are currently on hunger strike in protest of the beating, mistreatment, and unjust solitary confinement of Nguyen Van Hoa.

Amnesty International Condemns ‘Torture’ of Jailed RFA Blogger in Vietnam - 05/26/2019

Rights group Amnesty International on Friday described Vietnamese prison authorities’ treatment of jailed blogger Nguyen Van Hoa as “torture,” calling him a prisoner of conscience and urging his immediate release.

Texas Senator John Cornyn introduced the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act - 05/21/2019

On May 10, 2019 Texas Senator John Cornyn (Republican) introduced the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act, a legislation that would impose sanctions and travel restrictions on Vietnamese nationals who are complicit in human rights abuses against other Vietnamese.

VN-CAT welcomes the decision of Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah to ratify the UN Convention Against Torture - 05/21/2019

Under pressure from the global backlash denouncing the intepretation of interpretation of Islamic laws, or sharia, punishing sodomy, adultery and rape with death, including by stoning, the Sultan of Brunei announced that he would stop enforcing the punishment and consider ratifying the United Nations Convention Against Torture (UNCAT).

The United States Commission on International Religious (USCIRF) again recommended placing Vietnam in the CPCs list - 05/21/2019

On April 29, 2019 , the United States Commission on International Religious (USCIRF) released the 2019 Annual Report and Recommendations for the world’s most egregious violators of religious freedom, again designated Vietnam as a Tier-1, USCIRF-recommended countries of particular concern - CPCs.

35 organizations sent letter to US Secretary of Commerce urging consideration of controls on the sale of surveillance and crime control technology to China - 05/21/2019

On March 4, 2019, VN-CAT joined more than 30 international organization in urging the US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to consider controls on the sale of surveillance and crime control technology by U.S. companiesfor use by the Chinese government and state security entities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

21 human rights organizations wrote to top European Union officials asking for help to demand freedom for prisoner of conscience Nguyen Bac Truyen - 05/21/2019

On April 14, 2019, a group of 21 international and Vietnamese human rights organizations wrote to top European Union officials asking for help during trade negotiations between Hanoi and EU demand the unconditional and immediate release of prisoner of conscience Nguyen Bac Truyen, who is serving an 11-year jail term for legal and pro-democracy advocacy.

Vietnamese citizen journalist Tran Thi Nga was profiled in the List of April 2019 by One Free Press Coalition - 05/21/2019

Vietnamese citizen journalist Tran Thi Nga was profiled in the "10 'most urgent' global press freedom cases of April 2019" by One Free Press Coalition

ACAT-France wrote to Vietnam's Minister of Public Security in regard to citizen journalist Nguyen Van Hoa - 05/20/2019

On 16 May 2019, ACAT-France Director General  Nathalie Seff wrote to To Tam, the Minister of Public Security in regard to the alleged torture of citizen journalist Nguyen Van Hoa, who is currently serving a 7-year sentence for reporting on Formosa protests.

Letter of Appreciation by Nguyen Huu Tan's family upon their arrival at the US as refugees - 04/07/2019

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 the press conference held at the Geneva Press Club in Geneva, Switzerland - 04/07/2019

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

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 - 03/25/2019

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.)

Some highlights from the review of Vietnam's implementation of UN Convention against Torture - 12/04/2018

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 - 11/25/2018

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 - 11/24/2018

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 - 11/24/2018

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 - 11/18/2018

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 - 09/23/2018

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 - 09/20/2018

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 - 09/17/2018

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).

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