• Vietnam: Plainclothes Agents Target Rights Campaigners

    Vietnam: Plainclothes Agents Target Rights Campaigners

    VRNs (Jan 28th, 2015) – New York, USA – Bloggers Assaulted for Visiting Fellow Activist (New York, January 26, 2015) – The Vietnamese authorities should immediately stop using violence against human rights campaigners, Human Rights Watch said today. In January 2015, leading bloggers were targeted by plainclothes agents and beaten. Human Rights Watch said the attacks […] Read more
  • RECLAIMING THE ASEAN COMMUNITY FOR THE PEOPLE ACSC/APF 2015 – CSO STATEMENT

    RECLAIMING THE ASEAN COMMUNITY FOR THE PEOPLE ACSC/APF 2015 – CSO STATEMENT

     VRNs (Jan 25, 2015) – Malaysia – 1. PREAMBLE 1.1. This ASEAN Civil Society Conference and ASEAN People’s Forum marks the 10th anniversary since the first regional gathering of civil society in Malaysia. We, the civil society in Southeast Asia[1], welcome the commitment of ASEAN in the years since to establish a people-centric ASEAN and […] Read more
  • Vietnam civil society organizations’ comments to the 2015 ACSC/APF statement

    Vietnam civil society organizations’ comments to the 2015 ACSC/APF statement

    VRNs (Jun 06th, 2015) – Saigon –  To: Members of the Malaysian National Organizing Committee, Regional Steering Committee and Drafting Committee of the 2015 ASEAN APF/ACSC           We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you: We are the non-profit, non-partisan civil society organizations (CSOs) completely independent of controlling Vietnam government. Our […] Read more
  • A Sermon Delivered by Father Nguyễn Văn Toản On the First Sunday of Advent (NOV 30, 2014)   

    A Sermon Delivered by Father Nguyễn Văn Toản On the First Sunday of Advent (NOV 30, 2014)  

    VRNs (04.01.2015) – Saigon – Translator’s Introduction: In July 1989, a few weeks after Gorbachev declared at an European Union Conference in Strasbourg that henceforth the Soviet Union will not interfere in the internal affairs of Eastern European countries, a Romanian pastor and long time opponent to the Romanian communist regime named Laszlo Tokes gave an interview […] Read more
  • Interfaith Council of Vietnam: Regarding the oppression of religious freedom by the Vietnamese Communist Government

    Interfaith Council of Vietnam: Regarding the oppression of religious freedom by the Vietnamese Communist Government

    VRNs (Dec 12 - Statement by the Interfaith Council of Vietnam regarding the oppression of religious freedom by the Vietnamese Communist Government -          Representatives of religious and community organizations -          All Vietnamese Compatriots Ladies and Gentlemen: In commemoration of the 66th International Human Rights Day, a day that activists from all over the US to partake […] Read more
  • Vietnam CSOs’ Message on International Human Rights Day – Dec 10, 2014

    Vietnam CSOs’ Message on International Human Rights Day – Dec 10, 2014

    VRNs (Dec 02nd, 2014) – Saigon – The authorities of Communist dictatorship in Hanoi have restricted or deprived of the fundamental human rights of Vietnamese people set forth in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and in the International Covenants on Civil rights, Political, Cultural, Economic and Social although Vietnam has signed and pledged to observe. The […] Read more
  • Ho Duy Hai, given a death sentence without being proven guilty ?

    Ho Duy Hai, given a death sentence without being proven guilty ?

    VRNs (01.12.2014) – Australia – Ho Duy Hai is a former student (born 1985) sentenced to death for allegedly killing two female postal workers at Cau Voi Post Office, Thu Thua District, Long An, South Viet Nam, in March 2008. Many articles have been written about the case and stated that Ho Duy Hai is […] Read more
  • CSO of Vietnam: Condemn the recent violence and torture of public security service

    CSO of Vietnam: Condemn the recent violence and torture of public security service

    VRNs (Nov 07th, 2014) – Saigon – State and the Communist Party of Vietnam must take full responsibility for creating the blind and brutal tools, just knowing “the party lives on, so I live on”; persons completely lost conscience, despite laws, only knowing how to follow orders to help maintain the regime. The sinister policy only thickens […] Read more
  • Vietnam Catholics Demand Return of Land in Rare Protest

    Vietnam Catholics Demand Return of Land in Rare Protest

    VRNs  (Oct 30, 2014) Radio Free Asia (RFA) – A group of Catholics in Vietnam held a rare protest demanding that local officials in the capital Hanoi halt the filling of a lake on property they say belongs to their parish, according to priests and church members on Friday. Followers of the Thai Ha Redemptorist Church in […] Read more
  • Please appeal for the reversal of the decision to relocate the three mentioned above religious in Thu Thiem

    Please appeal for the reversal of the decision to relocate the three mentioned above religious in Thu Thiem

    VRNs (Oct 15th, 2014) – Saigon – The Interfaith Council of Vietnam said: ” Unfortunately, we are helpless against the communist government’s decision. We would like to request that in your upcoming meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, please appeal with him on our behalf for the reversal of the decision to relocate the […] Read more