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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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Vietnam: Crackdown on Peaceful Dissent Intensifies

Human Rights Watch New Wave of Arrests Ahead of the 13th Party Congress Click to expand Image Top row: Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy, Le Huu Minh Tuan. Bottom row: Pham Chi Thanh, Tran Duc Thach, Dinh Thi Thu Thuy. © Private (New York) – The Vietnamese government is intensifying a crackdown on human rights activists and dissidents …

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Vietnam: Returned victims of trafficking

Issues affecting the likelihood of re-trafficking trafficking 6 May 2020 This joint report by Asylos and ARC Foundation addresses an information gap on the topic of victims of trafficking returned to Vietnam from the UK. The topic was chosen after consultation with legal representatives who identified a major gap in country-of-origin information (COI), in particular in …

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2020 Trafficking in Persons Report: Vietnam

By USDOS – US Department of State   VIETNAM: Tier 2 Watch List The Government of Vietnam does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included providing trafficking victims the affirmative right to legal representation in judicial proceedings; increasing the amount …

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2019 Report on International Religious Freedom: Vietnam

By USDOS – US Department of State 10 June 2020 Executive Summary The constitution states that all individuals have the right to freedom of belief and religion. The law provides for significant government control over religious practices and includes vague provisions that permit restrictions on religious freedom in the stated interest of national security and …

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Country Report on Human Rights Practices 2019 – Vietnam

By USDOS – US Department of State Executive Summary The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is an authoritarian state ruled by a single party, the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), and led by General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. The …

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Freedom in the World 2020 – NET

Vietnam NOT FREE 20 100 Political Rights 3 40 Civil Liberties 17 60 LAST YEAR’S SCORE & STATUS 20 100 Not Free Global freedom statuses are calculated on a weighted scale. See the methodology. Overview Vietnam is a one-party state, dominated for decades by the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). Although some independent candidates …

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