Cu Huy Ha Vu

Update: Vietnam – Release of human rights defenders Mr Nguyen Tien Trung and Dr Cu Huy Ha Vuposted on: 2014/04/14

On 12 April 2014, human rights defender Mr Nguyen Tien Trung was released after serving four years in detention.

Vietnam: Update – Sentence against eight human rights defenders upheld in appealposted on: 2013/05/24

On 23 May 2013 the appeal trials of Messrs Ho Duc Hoa, Thai Van Dung, Paulus Le Son, Nguyen Xuan Anh, Tran Minh Nhat, Nguyen Dinh Cuong, Ho Van Oanh and Nguyen Van Duyet were heard in a court in the northern city of Vinh. International observers were not allowed access to the hearing and there was a heavy police presence outside the court. Four of the human rights defenders had their sentences reduced, whilst four remained unchanged.

Vietnam: Joint Letter sent to PM Nguyen Tan Dung Ahead of Appeal Trial of Human Rights Defendersposted on: 2013/05/22

The appeal trial of human rights defenders Messrs Ho Duc Hoa, Thai Van Dung, Paulus Le Son, Nguyen Xuan Anh, Tran Minh Nhat, Nguyen Dinh Cuong, Ho Van Oanh and Nguyen Van Duyet is due to take place tomorrow, 23 May 2013. Ahead of the hearing, a joint letter has been sent by 7 NGOs to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung questioning the legitimacy of the trial that convicted them and condemning the ill-treatment of the human rights defenders whilst in detention.

Vietnam: Upcoming appeal trial of eight human rights defendersposted on: 2013/05/16

On 23 May 2013, the appeal trial of Messrs Ho Duc Hoa, Thai Van Dung, Paulus Le Son, Nguyen Xuan Anh, Tran Minh Nhat, Nguyen Dinh Cuong, Ho Van Oanh and Nguyen Van Duyet is due to take place. The eight human rights defenders were arrested between August and December 2011, and were in pre-trial detention until their conviction in January 2013.