Concern for Detained Journalists

Writers Nguyen Hoang Hai and Pham Thanh Nghien are part of a group of writers who were detained during a crackdown against peaceful dissent in Vietnam in August and… More

Detained Writer Ill-Treated

International PEN is seriously concerned about reports that leading Internet writer, poet, human rights defender and member of the pro-democracy group Bloc 8406, Ho Thi Bich Khuong, has been… More

Journalist Released

International PEN welcomes the release of journalist Nguyen Viet Chien on January 17, 2009, as part of a presidential amnesty to mark the Lunar New Year. More

Crackdown on Dissidents

International PEN is alarmed about an apparent crackdown on dissent in Vietnam, in which a number of writers have been arrested in recent weeks. More

Internet Writer Bui Kim Thành Released

International PEN welcomes the release on July 11, 2008, of Bui Kim Thành, Internet writer, dissident, and lawyer, after being held for five months in psychiatric detention, apparently without… More