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, democracy activist, and non-fiction author, Trang resigned from the Liberal Publishing House in July 2020, citing security threats. In October 2020, she was detained on charges of… 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

Pham Chi Dung

Pham Chi Dung

Founder of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam, Pham was arrested in November 2019 for articles he wrote criticizing human rights by the government. On January 5, 2021, he… More

Tran Thi Nga Thuy Nga

In 2017, dissident blogger Tran Thi Nga was arrested on charges of spreading propaganda and ultimately imprisoned in highly abusive conditions. As part of an agreement to cut her… More