Month: October 2020

Japan: End Aid to Vietnam’s Police

By Human Rights Watch Vietnamese Public Security Ministry a Major Rights Violator Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, left, shakes hands with Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc after the exchange of documents at the Government Office in Hanoi on Monday, October 19, 2020.  © 2020 Nhac Nguyen/Pool Photo via AP (Tokyo) – The Japanese government should …

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Vietnam detains activist hours after human rights meeting with U.S.

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has arrested a prominent blogger and dissident for “anti-state activities” hours after its government held annual talks on human rights with the United States, which said it was concerned about freedom of expression. Pham Doan Trang, a writer who has published widely on human rights and alleged police brutality, was arrested …

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Viet Nam: Human rights champion arrested, at grave risk of torture

Responding to the arrest of Pham Doan Trang, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns, Ming Yu Hah, said: “The arrest of Pham Doan Trang is reprehensible. She is a leading figure in the struggle for human rights in Viet Nam. She has inspired countless young activists to speak up for a more just, inclusive, …

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