Protesters at a human rights rally in Vietnam in April 2012

Viet Nam, Move Beyond Repression

We strongly urge the Vietnamese authorities to cease their crackdown on independent media and those who express dissent. More

Pham Doan Trang

A blogger, author, and democracy activist who published A Handbook for Freedom Fighters, Trang resigned from the Liberal Publishing House in July 2020, citing security threats as its founder.… More

Nguyn Huu Vinh and Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy

Nguyen Huu Vinh & Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy | Status: Released | Vietnam

On March 23, 2016, the People’s Court of Hanoi sentenced Nguyen Huu Vinh to five years in prison under Article 258 (2) of Vietnam’s Penal Code for “abusing democratic… More

Writers at Risk Database

Nguyen Xuan Nghia

A poet, novelist, and founder of the banned democracy movement known as Bloc 8406, Nguyen was arrested in 2008 following the publication of Manifesto on Freedom and Democracy in… More

Tran Anh Kim

A retired military officer who fought in the Vietnam War, Tran has spent the last decade in prison for his human rights activism and ties to the banned Democratic… More

Tran Huynh Duy Thuc Tran Dong Chan

Thuc was arrested in 2009 and sentenced in a flawed trial to 16 years in prison in connection with a book advocating for governance reforms. While in prison, he… More

Tran Vu Anh Binh Hoang Nhat Thong

Tran was convicted in 2012 and sentenced to five years in prison for the content of his songs, which advocate for human rights and denounce social injustice and abuse… More

Pham Chi Dung

Founder of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam, Pham was arrested on November 21, 2019 in connection with articles he wrote criticizing Vietnam's government and calling for human rights… More