• 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
  • Date return to Vietnam from the World Freedom of the Press Conference at the U.S.  Inju  VRNs Le Thanh Tung

    Date return to Vietnam from the World Freedom of the Press Conference at the U.S. Inju VRNs Le Thanh Tung

    VRNs(May 22th, 2014) – Saigon –  9:40pm: I entered the entry area at Tan Son Nhat airport after more than 23 hours of traveling (including transit time in Japan) from Washington D.C. to Saigon, Vietnam. The airport at that time had more than 300 passengers including Vietnamese and foreigners waiting in-line for customs and immigration […] Read more
  • We resolutely condemn China aggression and Vietnam’s spineless acts

    We resolutely condemn China aggression and Vietnam’s spineless acts

    VRNs (May 10th, 2014) – Saigon – Recognizing that: A week after China’s giant rig bearing number 981 was dragged onto our territorial waters of our country, did Vietnam authorities begin to react. However, that’s just a very cautious and timid response, totally disproportionate to the deliberate invasion and provocation from Beijing. Being spineless is […] Read more
  • Report on Violations of Freedom of Religion by the Government of Vietnam for First Quarter of 2014

    Report on Violations of Freedom of Religion by the Government of Vietnam for First Quarter of 2014

    VRNs (April 24th, 2014) – Saigon – However from January 1st through March 31st of 2014, there had been numerous cases of violations of freedom of religion by offices in the Vietnamese government system upon individuals and religious organizations.  —   COMMITTEE TO PROTECT FREEDOM OF RELIGION   Report on Violations of Freedom of Religion […] Read more