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Human Rights Organizations Call on the UN to Aid Detained Vietnamese Blogger Le Quoc Quan

Le Quoc Quan

Written by Eva Galperin – Re-Published from eff.org (Creative Commons) On 27 December 2012 prominent Vietnamese activist and blogger Le Quoc Quan was arbitrarily arrested and detained by local authorities while taking his daughter to school. The arrest was the

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Vietnam: Ambassador Urged to Press Rights

Congress members want a greater focus on human rights in Vietnam. More than a dozen U.S. lawmakers have urged the newly appointed American Ambassador to Vietnam to give a higher priority to raising human rights issues in the communist-ruled nation.

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

Brave Vietnamese Writers Honored for Commitment to Rights

This week, Human Rights Watch awarded forty-eight writers from 24 countries 2011 Hellman/Hammett grants for their commitment to free expression and their courage in the face of persecution. Included in the diverse group are 28 winners from Asia, including eight

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Posted in Human Rights

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