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FRA – Vietnam Jails Six Bloggers, Activists in One-day Sweep Across the Country

Vietnamese courts on Thursday sentenced six dissident bloggers and activists to long terms in prison amid a continuing crackdown on online expressions of dissent in the one-party communist state that has seen dozens of people jailed this year, sources said. In southeastern Vietnam’s Dong Nai province, four men—Doan Viet Hoan, Vo Thuong Trung, Ngo Xuan Thanh, and Nguyen Dinh Khue—were handed prison terms of from 2.5 to three years each on charges of plotting to set explosives, for which no

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IJAVN – Press Release

On November 21, 2019, Pham Chi Dung, the prominent blogger and dissident, was arrested. Pham Chi Dung is the chairman of Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam (IJAVN) – a civil society organization. Pham Chi Dung was prosecuted on the same day for “making, storing, distributing or disseminating information, documents and articles to oppose the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.” On July 4, 2014, he established IJAVN and since then the association has been advocating es for press freedom of the press which is

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Asiatimes – Vietnam’s assault on a journalist

The latest addition to the swelling ranks of political prisoners in Vietnam is Pham Chi Dung, a fearless critic of the Communist Party’s betrayal of its founding values By DAVID HUTT NOVEMBER 22, 2019   The Vietnamese Communist Party’s desire to suppress the bravest and noblest voices knows no ends. Human Rights Watch puts the number of political prisoners at more than 130. The 88Project – so named after the dreaded Article 88 of the previous Criminal Code – puts

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SBS contributor arrested in Vietnam for ‘conducting anti-state propaganda’

Authorities in Vietnam have arrested prominent independent Journalist and SBS contributor Pham Chi Dung for his criticism of the country’s communist government. Ho Chi Minh City Police have arrested 53-year-old Pham Chi Dung and charged him with “conducting anti-state propaganda” under Article 117 of Vietnam’s Criminal Code. Police accused Pham of writing anti-state articles and cooperating with foreign media, to deliver “distorted information”. Pham has been a weekly contributing journalist for SBS Vietnamese for the past three years. He is

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IFEX – Journalist Pham Chi Dung detained on anti-state charges in Vietnam

Journalist Pham Chi Dung was arrested days after calling on the European Union to postpone ratifying a trade agreement until Vietnam improves its human rights situation. This statement was originally published on cpj.org on 22 November 2019. Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Pham Chi Dung and drop any pending charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security officers arrested Dung yesterday at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and charged him under Article 117

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CPJ – Journalist Pham Chi Dung detained on anti-state charges in Vietnam

Bangkok, November 22, 2019 — Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Pham Chi Dung and drop any pending charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security officers arrested Dung yesterday at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and charged him under Article 117 of Vietnam’s criminal code, an anti-state provision that bars criticism of the government, according to a report by the U.S. Congress-funded broadcaster Radio Free Asia. He faces charges of “producing, possessing and

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VOA – Vietnam Arrests Prominent Blogger Pham Chi Dung

Vietnamese authorities arrested blogger and independent journalist Pham Chi Dung, a prominent government critic and VOA contributor, in Ho Chi Minh City Thursday. In a statement posted online, Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security accused Dung of “dangerous” anti-state actions, including “fabricating, storing, and disseminating information, as well as other materials opposing the Vietnamese government.” State media said Dung carried out “anti-regime activities such as producing anti-state articles, [and] cooperating with foreign media.” Dung, 53, president of the outlawed Independent Journalist

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FIDH – Vietnam: Arbitrary detention of journalist Pham Chi Dung

VNM 003 / 1119 / OBS 097Arbitrary detention /Judicial harassment/ Obstacle to freedom of expressionVietnamNovember 22, 2019 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Vietnam. Description of the situation: The Observatory has been informed by the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) about the arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Pham Chi Dung, a journalist, founder of the Independent

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Watchdogs Unleashed : “Pham Chi Dung’s arrest should trigger economic sanctions against Vietnam”

Today, on November 21, 2019, The Socialist Republic of Vietnam proves once again to be one of the most authoritarian regimes in the world. The authorities just added one more person to the hundred-long list of news providers and free speech activists arrested for exercising their rights, which are consecrated in the article 25 of the 2013* Constitution of Vietnam. Now 53 years old, Pham Chi Dung was arrested for “making, storing, distributing or disseminating information, documents and articles to

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RFA – Vietnamese Authorities Arrest Journalist Pham Chi Dung for Writings Critical of the State

Eugene Whong   Authorities in Vietnam arrested a prominent independent journalist Thursday for his criticism of the communist government. State media reported that Pham Chi Dung was detained by security officers at his home in Ho Chi Minh City and charged with “conducting anti-state propaganda” under Article 117 of Vietnam’s Criminal Code. According to police, Pham wrote anti-state articles and cooperated with foreign media, to deliver “distorted information.” The human rights group Defend the Defenders said he contributed to Voice

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(VNTB)-Báo Tây Ban Nha viết về Hội Nhà báo độc lập Việt Nam

  VNTB: Xin gửi đến bạn đọc bài viết về Hội Nhà báo độc lập Việt Nam của tờ El Universal, Tây Ban Nha. Tựa đề tạm dịch: “Một nhóm phóng viên Việt Nam thành lập hội viết báo độc lập”. Rất tiếc vì chưa có điều kiện nên VNTB chưa thể dịch toàn bộ bài này sang tiếng Việt, mong bạn đọc cảm thông. Un grupo de periodistas vietnamitas crea el primer diario independiente Aunque 35 millones de vietnamitas