• Regarding Religious Institutions in the New Thu Thiem City Development

    Regarding Religious Institutions in the New Thu Thiem City Development

    VRNs (Sep 15th, 2014) – Saigon - Support for the Statement by Interfaith Council of Vietnam Concerning Efforts to Eliminate Religious Institutions from Thu Thiem. Please, click here !  Interfaith Council of Vietnam  Statement Regarding Religious Institutions in the New Thu Thiem City Development According to government’s plan, Thu Thiem area within Ho Chi Minh City will be developed […] Read more
  • Declaration by the Interfaith Council of Vietnam on the Communist Government’s Destruction of Lien Tri Pagoda

    Declaration by the Interfaith Council of Vietnam on the Communist Government’s Destruction of Lien Tri Pagoda

    VRNs (September 10, 2014) – DECLARATION BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF VIETNAM ON THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT’S DESTRUCTION OF LIEN TRI PAGODA To: - Dignitaries and religious worshipers in Vietnam - Vietnamese compatriots at home and abroad - Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief - Democratic governments around the world […] Read more
  • Joint statement of IJAVN and FVPoC on the Vietnam government’ violation on the right to the freedom of movement

    Joint statement of IJAVN and FVPoC on the Vietnam government’ violation on the right to the freedom of movement

    VRNs (Aug 29 th, 2014) - Saigon – Once again the Vietnam government seriously violate the right to freedom of movement of citizens relating to the trial, considered as “public”, of Bui Thi Minh Hang and her two colleagues on Aug 26, 2014 in Dong Thap province. Once again the international community, governments interested in democracy and […] Read more
  • Lien Tri Pagoda will be demolished

    Lien Tri Pagoda will be demolished

    VRNs (August 26, 2014) – “We strongly refuse the offer for monetary compensation of 5,418,076,120 VND (approximately equivalent of US $258,000) from Mr. Nguyen Phuoc Hung, Vice-chairman of People’s Committee of Second District for demolition of Lien Tri Pagoda. We truly hope that Mr. Prime Minister in addition to members of People’s Committee of HCM […] Read more
  • Vietnam’s Inter-Religious Council: Appreciation and Recommendations

    Vietnam’s Inter-Religious Council: Appreciation and Recommendations

    VRNs (Aug 14th, 2014) - Saigon - “After talking of the registry matter, you had expressed concern whether a religious community which cannot be registered is considered as a legal entity. We can tell you that: although some religious communities have registered and the state allows them to operate, but in reality, neither a religion nor a religious […] Read more
  • Australia: Press Vietnam to Respect Rights

    Australia: Press Vietnam to Respect Rights

    VRNs (July 26, 2014) - Sydney– Bilateral Dialogue Planned for July 28 in Hanoi Australia should use the upcoming Australia-Vietnam human rights dialogue to press the Vietnamese government to make concrete and measurable improvements in its abysmal human rights record, Human Rights Watch said today. These include promptly releasing all political prisoners and ending restrictions on the rights to […] Read more
  • Tran Thi Nga: Attempt to kill women and children

    Tran Thi Nga: Attempt to kill women and children

    VRNs (July 18th, 2014) – Hanoi    Ha Noi, 02 July 2014   Official Report ( 2nd report ) (Re: Attempt to kill women and children) To the Police of Thanh Tri district – Hanoi Police of Hanoi City. Inspectorate of the Ministry of Public Security. The People’s Procuracy in Ha Noi   Cc: Human […] Read more
  • Light through the night

    Light through the night

    VRNs (July 10th, 2014) – Sai Gon – “I’m done, but what’s going on with my brothers in jail?”, Huynh Anh Tri asked us while he knew he had contracted HIV. May 28th 2014 – the day that I never forget. Huynh Anh Tri was born in Saigon, South Vietnam, in 1971. In the early […] Read more
  • Vietnamese Human Right effort nearly zero

    Vietnamese Human Right effort nearly zero

    VRNs (Jun 13th, 2014) - Saigon- Since the latest Vietnam’s Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, from the beginning of this year up to now, the effort on Human Right in Vietnam is nearly zero. On June 9th, Binh Duong Police attacked the Mennonite Protestant Church’s theology training establishment. The pastor Nguyen Manh Hung said: “At 11 pm […] Read more