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Hội thảo liên minh các nạn nhân chế độ cộng sản Trung Quốc

By Đặng Quân   Từ ngày 27 – 28/02/2021, sẽ diễn ra hội nghị của Ủy Ban liên minh Úc – Tân Tây Lan về các nạn nhân của chế độ cộng sản Trung Quốc, nhóm họp tại Canberra. Cuộc hội nghị này mang tính biểu trưng cho ánh sáng phơi bày sự thật về …

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Japan: Withdraw from Coal Power Plant Project in Vietnam

By Human Rights Watch   Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso, Minister of Finance Hiroshi Kajiyama, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Tadashi Maeda, Governor, Japan Bank for International Cooperation Atsuro Kuroda, Chairman and CEO, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance Takehiko Kakiuchi, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Corporation Mareshige Shimizu, President and CEO, Chugoku …

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Viet Nam: New leadership must seize opportunity to reverse human rights decline

By Amnesty International   Party congress starting 25 January likely to nominate new prime minister and state president for coming five years Recognized prisoners of conscience have doubled from 84 to 170 since the previous CPV congress in 2016 Viet Nam imprisoning a record number of prisoners of conscience as repression heightens ahead of congress …

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Vietnam’s Prisoners of Conscience: ‘Like Fish Under the Blade’

Leading partners including the United States and European Union can and should do more to discourage Vietnam’s fierce crackdown on dissent.   By Judith Bergman from the Diplomat   “We are like fish under the blade, always ready to be arrested,” Vietnamese journalist and dissident Pham Chi Dung said in 2015. “Up until 2012, if you …

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Hong Kong: Mass Arrests of Pro-Democracy Politicians

By Human Rights Watch   Governments Should Hold Beijing Accountable for Arbitrary Action (New York) – The Hong Kong government should not file charges against the 53 pro-democracy politicians arbitrarily arrested on January 6, 2021, Human Rights Watch said today. All were arrested for “subversion” under Hong Kong’s draconian National Security Law (NSL), which the …

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Joshua Wong arrested on new charge in Hong Kong crackdown

By Zen Soo from the Sydney Morning Herald   Hong Kong: Jailed Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested on a new charge under the national security law while an American rights lawyer who was detained in a sweeping crackdown was granted bail. Friends and family of Wong, who is serving a 13½-month …

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Press briefing notes on Viet Nam

By OHCHR   Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 8 January 2021   On Tuesday, 5 January, three independent journalists in Viet Nam received severe sentences of between 11 and 15 years’ imprisonment after being found guilty of national security offences – a disturbing development that appears to …

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Three Vietnamese journalists jailed for ‘anti-state propaganda’

The verdicts are the latest in a continuing crackdown on dissent ahead of a key ruling party meeting this month.   By Al Jazeera   A court in Vietnam has found three journalists guilty of charges of spreading propaganda against the state, handing them jail sentences of between 11 and 15 years. Pham Chi Dung, …

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As National Congress Approaches, Vietnam Begins Trial of Dissident Journalists

Jitters are setting in as the Vietnamese Communist Party prepares for the country’s paramount political event.   By Sebastian Strangio of the Diplomat   In the year leading up to the Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP)’s quinquennial national congresses, it has long been common for the government to tighten up on dissidents as it seeks to forestall …

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