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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:48am by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s decision. “A decision that wins the heart of the people,” was the front page headline of the widely read Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper. “The whole country welcomes the right decision of the prime minister.” Do Quang Dan “The whole country welcomes the right decision of the prime minister,” reader Do Quang Dan wrote to Tuoi Tre. “The country has many things to worry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486692/vietnam-pulls-out-hosting-asian-games
  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam releases two dissidents from jail amid trade talks with US

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:01pm by AFP

    ... Vietnam has released two more high-profile dissidents as it negotiates a free-trade deal with Washington that may not be approved unless Hanoi improves its human rights record. Vi Duc Hoi ... in Hanoi was by his side in the picture. Phil Robertson, Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said the two men should never have been imprisoned in the first place. "There are still hundreds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1482186/vietnam-releases-two-dissidents-jail-amid-trade-talks-us
  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam sentences blogger to 15 months in prison for criticising state

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... apologised for "having posted some incorrect information", but added that he did not think his posts had "badly influenced society". Ahead of the sentencing, Human Rights Watch ... domestic and international public opinion by staging yet another political trial of a peaceful critic," said Brad Adams, HRW's Asia director. Rights groups said lawyers, bloggers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1452589/vietnam-sentences-blogger-15-months-prison-criticising-state
  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam court upholds 30-month jail term for dissident lawyer Le Quoc Quan

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 03:00pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... lawyer, who blogged on a range of sensitive topics including civil rights, political pluralism and religious freedom, has been in detention since December 2012. He was detained in 2007 for three ... for Catholic lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan, whose conviction in October was condemned by the United States and denounced by rights campaigners as politically motivated. “The defendant did not show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1430250/vietnam-upholds-jail-term-dissident-lawyer-le-quoc-quan
  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam dissident and wife beaten ahead of diplomat meeting

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:28pm by Associated Press

    ... with an Australian diplomat to talk about the human rights situation in the country. While harassment and intimidation of activists are common in Vietnam, the fact that Nguyen Bac Truyen and his wife were ... and alleged that the men were connected to government security forces. “They probably beat me to stop me from talking to embassy officials about human rights in Vietnam,” Truyen said. The Vietnamese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1435706/vietnam-dissident-and-wife-beaten-ahead-diplomat-meeting
  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Nervous Hanoi dances around anti-China rally

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 02:10pm by AP

    ... about Hanoi's human rights record. About 70 people took part in yesterday's rally close to Hoan Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi. Watch: Anti-China protestors mark Paracel Islands invasion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428963/vietnam-deploys-dancers-foil-protests
  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    UN urged to act on Vietnam over death penalty

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:26pm by Associated Press

    ... three human rights groups working to get countries to abolish the death penalty said on Wednesday. The call from Harm Reduction International, Reprieve and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty cites the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s internal human rights guidance requiring the organisation to stop funding for a country if it’s feared that such support may lead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1426480/un-urged-act-vietnam-over-death-penalty
  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese diplomat Dang Xuong Hung seeks asylum in Switzerland

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:33am by AFP

    ... others would follow his lead. The news came ahead of a review before the UN's top human rights body of Vietnam's rights record. In a letter to the Vietnamese delegation attending the so-called Universal Periodic Review before the UN Human rights Council, Dang voiced empathy with diplomats who "care about Vietnam, but are shackled by invisible bonds". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1420165/vietnamese-diplomat-dang-xuong-hung-seeks-asylum-switzerland
  9. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam marks 40th anniversary of China's invasion of Paracel Islands

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 03:20pm by AFP, AP

    ... in long-standing territorial disputes over the Paracel and Spratly islands, which both claim, and often trade diplomatic barbs over oil exploration and fishing rights in the contested waters. Dozens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1409007/vietnam-marks-40th-anniversary-chinas-invasion-paracel-islands
  10. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Amnesty slams Vietnam’s worsening rights record

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 03:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Authoritarian Vietnam has stepped up an alarming crackdown on domestic dissent even as it seeks a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty International ... the rights group said in a report. Vietnam is fast turning into one of Southeast Asia’s largest prisons for human rights defenders and other activists Rupert Abbott, Amnesty “Vietnam is fast turning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1349841/amnesty-slams-vietnams-worsening-rights-record

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