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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    American general says US could boost Vietnam's navy

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:42am by AFP

    ... introduced over human rights concerns. Dempsey was speaking to reporters in southern Ho Chi Minh City during a four-day visit to the country during which he has met top military officials to discuss strengthening cooperation. "The maritime domain is the place of our greatest common interest right now... my recommendation if the ban is lifted will be that we start with that," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575076/american-general-says-us-could-boost-vietnams-navy
  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam activists sentenced to up to three years after one-day trial

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:36am by AFP

    ... the two others in February while on their way to visit a former political prisoner who lives in Dong Thap province. Rights activist Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh, 28, was jailed for two years. Nguyen Van ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581018/vietnam-activists-sentenced-three-years-after-one-day-trial
  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam hosts third gay pride parade as attitudes soften

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 03:27pm by AFP

    ... for same-sex marriage", the sociologist added. Hanoi faces frequent criticism by international watchdogs for human rights abuses, making it an unlikely champion for the region's LGBT ... the authoritarian country to the forefront of gay rights in Asia- but stopped short. Yesterday's event was the third gay pride parade in Vietnam and attracted a wide range of people including local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565550/vietnam-hosts-third-gay-pride-parade-attitudes-soften
  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    US envoy nominee to Vietnam, Ted Osius, open to lifting arms ban

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:11pm by AP

    ... clear to the nation's authoritarian government that the ban could not be lifted without significant progress on human rights. But he said there had been progress in three or four of the nine areas where the US was looking for improvements, including on labour rights, treatment of people with disabilities, allowing more space for civil society and for churches to operate. Osius ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535738/us-envoy-nominee-vietnam-ted-osius-open-lifting-arms-ban
  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    US says Vietnam backsliding on human rights

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 01:15pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington The Obama administration expressed concern on Thursday about Vietnam’s “backsliding” on human rights and asserted that advancing individual freedoms is key ... security laws as draconian. US senators urged the administration to emphasise the promotion of human rights and democracy as part of its strategic pivot to Asia, which has primarily been cast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1197079/us-says-vietnam-backsliding-human-rights
  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    EU urges Vietnam to step up human rights reform

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 08:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi International pressure mounted on Vietnam on Wednesday to uphold human rights when the EU raised the issue after the jailing of two musicians on charges of anti-state propaganda in the communist nation. It is “crucial” for Vietnam to reaffirm “its commitments to reform including good governance, the rule of law and human rights”, visiting European ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1074042/eu-urges-vietnam-step-human-rights-reform
  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Rumours in Vietnam blame outside forces for deadly anti-Chinese riots

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:18pm by Satish Cheney

    ... protesting workers were paid by anti-government forces working outside Vietnam. "Human rights groups and democracy-promoting groups have been very active in organising ... with Vietnamese-American political groups who have always lobbied various US government agencies to put pressure on Vietnam on its human rights and political freedom issues." However, the Hanoi-linked source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1517483/rumours-vietnam-blame-outside-forces-deadly-anti-chinese-riots
  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam arrests 2 dissident bloggers

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:31am by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... agencies. His father was a former labour minister and ambassador to the Soviet Union. Vietnam’s authoritarian government is under international pressure to respect basic human rights such as free ... ongoing trade negotiations between Hanoi and Washington, which has said that progress on the deal – the-Trans Pacific Partnership – would be hard without human rights improvements. New York-based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1505682/vietnam-arrests-2-dissident-bloggers
  9. News - China - VIETNAM

    Vietnam allows anti-China protest over oil rig in disputed territory

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:00pm by AP

    ... and arrested their leaders, many of whom are also campaigning for greater political freedoms and human rights. Faced with "widespread anger" among the Vietnamese population over China's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1509732/hundreds-take-part-anti-china-protests-vietnam-over-oil-rig
  10. 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

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