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Tran Minh Nhat

Tran Minh Nhat

HRD, Journalist
Vietnam Redemptorist News

Tran Minh Nhat has been working for the Vietnam Redemptorist News and involved in the promotion and protection of economic, social and cultural rights in Vietnam. He was released on 28 August 2015, following four years in prison for “carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people's administration”.


Vietnamese authorities treat human rights defenders as “enemies of the State”. In Vietnam, there is no independent, privately-run media – domestic newspapers, television and radio stations are strictly controlled by the state. Internet communication is also strictly controlled and restricted. HRDs working for accountability and democracy receive accusations of being “foreign spies or agents”, “traitors”, or “violators of public order and peace”.