Posted by bvnpost on 27-04-2013
Thomas Fuller (NY Times) –
A slum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Wide dissatisfaction has followed the boom of the 1990s. HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — His bookshelves are filled with the collected works of Marx, Engels and Ho Chi Minh, the hallmarks of a loyal career in the Communist Party, but...
Posted by bvnpost on 17-04-2013
WASHINGTON – The United States voiced concern on Monday after Vietnamese authorities prevented two activists from meeting a US official who was visiting Hanoi for talks on human rights.
US officials said that they had invited pro-democracy campaigner Pham Hong Son and human rights lawyer Nguyen...
Posted by bvnpost on 16-04-2013
AP – President Barack Obama said Tuesday the deadly Boston Marathon bombings were an act of terrorism but investigators do not know if they were carried out by an international or domestic organization, or perhaps by a “malevolent individual.” (April 16)
Posted by bvnpost on 06-04-2013
By JAMES HOOKWAY And NGUYEN ANH THU – The WSJ
HAIPHONG, Vietnam—Two Vietnamese fish farmers who laid mines and fired homemade guns at police attempting to evict them were convicted and sentenced to five years in prison Friday in a case that has cast a spotlight on the contentious issue of land...
Posted by bvnpost on 23-03-2013
In an article published online on 14 March, the Vietnamese daily Nhan Dan criticized the fact that the 2013 Reporters Without Borders Netizen Prize was awarded to the Vietnamese citizen-journalist and blogger Huynh Ngoc Chenh.
Like his compatriots Ta Phong Tan and Nguyen Hoang Vi, Chenh was singled out...
Posted by bvnpost on 15-03-2013
Sen. John McCainI’ve made friendships with former enemies. A regret is that they don’t yet enjoy the freedoms Americans hold dear.
By John McCain
Forty years ago on March 14, my fellow prisoners of war in North Vietnam and I, dressed in cheap civilian clothes that had been provided to the...
Posted by bvnpost on 08-03-2013
By GERRY MULLANY March 6, 2013
From the left Loyer Nguyễn văn Đài, Mr Frank Jannuzi (Amnesty International), Doctor Phạm Hồng SơnHONG KONG — The Vietnamese government has opened a dialogue with Amnesty International, allowing the human rights group to meet with crucial dissidents and government...
Posted by bvnpost on 06-03-2013
We, the undersigned, stand by the journalist, Nguyễn Đắc Kiên, call upon our fellow citizens to join us in declaring:
1. We not only want to abolish Article 4 in the Constitution, but also to have a Constitutional Congress to establish a new constitution that truly reflects the will of our...
Posted by bvnpost on 27-02-2013
Rose Tang :
Racism with a nationalist twist.
This sign is on the front door of a restaurant named “Beijing Snacks” or “百年卤煮” near Prince Gong’s Mansions (恭王府) at Houhai Lake, a popular tourist spot just to the north of the Forbidden City in Beijing....
Posted by bvnpost on 25-02-2013
The Law Society of Upper Canada is gravely concerned about the arrest and detention of human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan in Vietnam.
Reliable reports indicate that on December 27, 2012, Le Quoc Quan, human rights lawyer and blogger, was arrested by the police while dropping off his daughter at school....
Posted by bvnpost on 13-02-2013
The GuardianSunday 10 February 2013 13.23 GMT
PCF replaces communist symbol with five-pointed star of European far left alliance to the horror of traditionalists
France’s Communist party has undergone a revolution and dropped the hammer and sickle from its membership cards.
The party (PCF) is...
Posted by bvnpost on 11-02-2013
An activist’s release shows pressure from Washington works.
Hanoi rarely delivers good news on human rights, which makes the release this week of Nguyen Quoc Quan all the more notable. Mr. Quan, an American citizen, was freed Wednesday after eight months in detention and deported back to his family...
Posted by bvnpost on 09-02-2013
Ahmadinejad humiliated by shoe attack as Cairo visit turns sour
Ahmadinejad humiliated by shoe attack as Cairo visit turns sourLarge crowd outside a Cairo mosque as Mahmoud attempts to get to his vehicle. The one guy on the left has his shoe in his hand.
Posted by bvnpost on 08-02-2013
February 6, 2013
A prominent Vietnamese blogger’s critical note to the authorities finds its way out of prison.
In a petition that has been smuggled out of prison, Vietnam’s most prominent jailed blogger has blasted the communist authorities for imposing a harsh sentence on him and questioned the...
Posted by bvnpost on 05-02-2013
Legal recognition will now take at least 23 years; decree aims to end house churches.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Morning Star News) – Protestant Christians and leaders of other faiths in Vietnam are criticizing a new decree on religion that went into effect this year as a significant step backward,...