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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam releases two dissidents from jail amid trade talks with US

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

    ... advocacy for multiparty democracy in Vietnam, which is ruled by an authoritarian government that does not allow freedom of expression or political assembly. "It was due to international ... more political prisoners languishing in Vietnam's prisons, so there is a very long way to go before we can say that Vietnam is making any sort of appreciable progress on human ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam sentences blogger to 15 months in prison for criticising state

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

    ... In addition to his own writing, Dao's popular blog included dozens of links to other commentaries on politics and society. His blog attracted thousands of hits between February 2012 and May 2013. ... 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 ...

  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Jailing of Vietnamese dissident Le Quoc Quan was 'politically motivated'

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 03:55pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Hundreds of supporters stage protest in Hanoi as prominent dissident Le Quoc Quan jailed for tax evasion Jailing of dissident 'politically motivated' A Vietnamese court yesterday sentenced a US-trained lawyer and well-known dissident to 30 months in jail after finding him guilty on tax-evasion charges widely considered to be politically motivated. ...

  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

    ... 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 ... of a political conspiracy. I object to this trial Le Quoc Quan “I told the court that the case should not be criminalised, but should be resolved through administrative procedures instead,” Son said ...

  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam dissident and wife beaten ahead of diplomat meeting

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

    ... government did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Vietnam’s government is under international pressure to respect basic human rights such as free speech and political assembly, ...

  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese diplomat Dang Xuong Hung seeks asylum in Switzerland

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Diplomat seeks political asylum in Switzerland A Vietnamese diplomat who was posted at the country's consulate in Geneva says he has sought political ... system for "the total crisis" Vietnam was experiencing. "There is an economic crisis, a political crisis, and crisis in education, in health," he said, adding that he hoped ...

  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Nervous Hanoi dances around anti-China rally

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

    ... that Hanoi insists belong to it is already running high. Relations with China, Vietnam's ideological ally and major trading partner, are a highly sensitive domestic political issue ...

  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Dissent rises in Vietnam over one-party monopoly on power

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 10:30pm by Reuters

    ... politics The Vietnam of today wasn't what Le Hieu Dang had hoped for when he joined the Communist Party 40 years ago to liberate and rebuild a country reeling from decades of war and French and US occupation. The socialist system of the late revolutionary Ho Chi Minh has been corrupted, he says, by a shift to a market economy tightly controlled by one political party that has given ...

  9. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    War veteran Kerry returns to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 07:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Ho Chi Minh City

    ... times,” Kerry said as his small speed boat set off down the Cai Nuoc river in Ca Mau, according to the official Thanh Nien newspaper. The one-time presidential hopeful, whose political activism ... he added. The region is beset by political and territorial tensions, including bitter maritime disputes between an increasingly assertive China and a number of its neighbours including ...

  10. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    John Kerry urges openness as he visits Vietnam to cement reconciliation

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:36am by AP

    ... and seeking to promote democratic and economic reform. Making his 14th trip to the communist Southeast Asian nation since the end of the war that profoundly influenced his political career and foreign ...




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