Posts Tagged: Vietnam

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Vietnam: Nguyen Van Dai arbitrarily detained for the last year

The Vietnamese government must immediately and unconditionally release human rights lawyer and blogger Nguyen Van Dai who has been arbitrarily detained for a year without access to legal representation or any word of an upcoming trial. Nguyen Van Dai was arrested on 16 December, 2015, charged with ‘conducting propaganda against the State’ under Article 88

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Season’s Greetings 2016: write to a writer at risk

Every year, our colleagues at PEN International compile a list of writers at risk and their families to whom members are encouraged to send seasonal greetings. Past recipients have told us about how these cards can provide much-needed moral support, and a crucial reminder that they have not been forgotten; others have told of how they

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Vietnam: Father Nguyen Van Ly conditionally released

English PEN welcomes the early release of poet, essayist, scholar and Catholic priest Father Nguyen Van Ly. Father Nguyen Van Ly had been serving an eight-year prison sentence for ‘conducting propaganda against the state’ and was released from prison one month earlier than expected, in May 2016. His release is thought to be an act

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