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Long An police confiscate land, imprison mother, terrorize daughter to make her suffer mental disorder

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Long An police confiscate land, imprison mother, terrorize daughter to make her suffer mental disorder

Duong Thi Cam Mong, eldest daughter of the victim of injustice Phung Thi Ly who is being detained by the communist regime

Như Ngọc (Danlambao) translated - Duong Thi Cam Mong, the eldest daughter of Phung Thi Ly has been hospitalized in a state of serious mental disorder after being detained and tortured by Long An police for nine days for allegedly “disturbing social order.”

Activist Dinh Quang Tuyen assaulted by security agents

CTV Danlambao * Translated by Như Ngọc - At 7:15 this morning, May 19, 2015, Dinh Quang Tuyen, nicknamed Tuyen Xich Lo, got a bloody face after being attacked on the street by 2 communist security agents while biking for morning exercise.
The assault took place at Dong Dieu area on Cao Lo Street, District 8, Saigon, causing bone fracture on the victim’s nose and bleeding all over his body.

Activists made protest accusing Vietcombank of cheating

Translated by Như Ngọc (Danlambao) - On May 12, 2015, a number of activists in Hanoi made a protest at the Thanh Xuan branch of Vietcombank to demand deposits be withdrawn.
Many protesters held banners accusing Vietcombank of cheating customers in front of the bank at 448-450 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan Trung Ward, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi.

Statement from "For a Green Hanoi" group on the attack against Nguyen Chi Tuyen

At 7:30 a.m. May 11, 2015, Nguyen Chi Tuyen (Facebooker Anh Chi), a member of "For a Green Hanoi," was suddenly attacked by five masked men on Ngoc Thuy Street, Long Bien district, Hanoi, after taking his child to school.

The Communist Vietnamese government is trying to assassinate its dissidents?

Ngoc Nhi Nguyen (Danlambao) - Mr Nguyen Chi Tuyen is a keen democracy activist and a real gentleman. He is funny, witty and polite to all. He was present at all of the pro democracy events in Viet Nam and he was always there when his friends got beaten up by the police to support them. This morning, it was his turn to be beaten up, and the injuries were so severe, they could easily have killed him!

Before meeting with Nguyen Phu Trong, Obama holds talk with Dieu Cay

US President Barack Obama has held a talk with blogger Nguyen Van Hai (aka. Dieu Cay), who used to be considered “anti-state” and sentenced to almost 15 years of imprisonment by the communist government of Vietnam.
The meeting is particularly significant when it takes place before Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party, pays his visit to the United States in May.

Police press criminal charges against Nguyen Viet Dung, search his home

CTV Danlambao/Translated by Như Ngọc - On morning April 27, 2015, the communist police arrived at Nguyen Viet Dung’s private residence in Nghe An to read a search warrant and conduct a search.
Reportedly, police seized a military uniform of the former Republic of Vietnam and a computer hard drive that belong to Dung.

Declaration by NVB on police’s arbitrary detention of Nguyễn Viết Dũng

April 21, 2015
At midday on April 12, Hanoi police placed Nguyễn Viết Dũng and his four companions under urgent arrest. According to the custody decision signed by Senior Lieutenant Colonel Chu An Thanh on April 13, Nguyễn Viết Dũng was arrested urgently because he “had caused public disorder at Hoan Kiem lake”, violating Article 245 of the Vietnamese Penal Code.
We, the Network of Vietnamese Bloggers, opine that:

Police assault admin of “For A Green Hanoi” group

CTV Danlambao - Trịnh Anh Tuấn, an admin of the environment group “For a Green Hanoi”, was attacked at Cổ Linh street (Long Biên district, Hanoi) at7:45 am. on April 22 by three communist police who hit him brutally with bricks.
The serious attack happened after Trịnh Anh Tuấn and some other young people staged marches to protest against the Hanoi authority’s plan to fell trees.

Communist authorities charge Nguyen Viet Dung with "disturbing public order"

Nguyen Viet Dung and his home made yellow flag flying at his home in Nghe An province
CTV Danlambao/Translated by Như Ngọc - After 9 days of silence, Hanoi police has announced the reason for making urgent arrest and detaining Nguyen Viet Dung, the man who dons an airborne uniform of the former Republic of Vietnam appearing during a protest at Hoan Kiem Lake in the morning of Sunday, April 12, 2015.
Nguyen Viet Dung, nickname Dung Phi Ho, was charged with "disturbing public order" under Article 245 of the penal code, a charge that would confine this 29 year-old man from Nghe An up to seven years in prison.

Victims of Injustice risk their lives to save properties in Long An

CTV Danlambao * Translated by Như Ngọc - Twelve victims of injustice were arrested after risking their lives to make a brave resistance against a forced eviction and caused serious injuries to at least 20 local police. The incident occurred on the morning of April 14, 2015 when the victims threw petrol bombs, splashed acid, and caused an explosion from a welding tank in an attempt to stop the unjust eviction carried out by the communist authorities of Long An province.

The Battle of Xuân Lộc

Tuấn Cao-Đắc (Danlambao) - The following article is a section, titled "The Battle of Xuân Lộc," in the historical and factual notes accompanying the short story "I Did Not Die" (Cao-Đắc 2014, 210-255) in the short story collection “Fire In The Rain,” (Cao-Đắc, Tuấn. 2014. Fire In The Rain. Hellgate Press, Oregon, U.S.A.) The story "I Did Not Die" is a fictionalized account based on true events in South Vietnam in April 1975. One significant event is the battle of Xuân Lộc which took place from April 9 to April 20. This section includes notes that support various details and scenes depicted in the story and therefore is not intended to be a coherent essay.

2015 Civil Rights Defender Of The Year - Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh

Occupation: Blogging, Coordinator of the Vietnamese Bloggers Network
Pen Name: Mẹ Nấm (Mother Mushroom)
Hometown: Nha Trang City, Vietnam
Awards: Won the 2010 Hellman/Hammett Award from Human Rights Watch.
Children: Daughter 8, Son 2
Well known for her use of social media to speak out about social injustice and human rights violations, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh has been blogging under the pen name Me Nam since 2006. Her writing has been critical of the Vietnamese government’s corruption, human rights abuses and foreign policy toward China, including the two nations’ territorial disputes. Because of her activism for free expression and other universal human rights, she has been arrested, detained, interrogated, harassed and beaten up by security police on several occasions, including in 2009 when she was taken away at midnight from her home with her two-year-old daughter left behind alone, and detained for ten days.

The Freedom Fighters

Tuấn Cao-Đắc (Danlambao) - The following is the short story "THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS" ("NHỮNG CHIẾN SĨ CHO TỰ DO") (Cao-Đắc 2014, 256-285) in the short story collection “FIRE IN THE RAIN,” (Cao-Đắc, Tuấn. 2014. Fire In The Rain. Hellgate Press, Oregon, U.S.A.) Every story in “FIRE IN THE RAIN” is accompanied by relevant historical and factual notes. The Vietnamese version is translated by the author from the English original text, "FIRE IN THE RAIN." "THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS" is a fictionalized account of what happened to the boat people who escaped from Vietnam in the late 1970s and early 1980s, as told by survivors and witnesses in the largest exodus of civilians in the history of mankind in peace time.

A Signature for Vietnam Human Rights 2015

WFHRVN ( - The upcoming date of April 30th, 2015 will mark the fortieth commemoration of the Vietnamese Communist Party’s exertion of their power over the entirety of Vietnam. Throughout their time in power, the communist government of Vietnam has never shown their interest or implement the rules of respecting the basic human rights of their citizens. In contrariety, the Vietnamese government authority has been using a wide variety of tactics from violence to sophisticated conspiracies to suppress individuals and non-governmental organizations for their action in demanding these basic human rights. Although the persecution by the communist government of Vietnam has not succeeded in eradicating the democracy and human rights movements. There are more and more individuals, civic organizations, religious associations expressing their political views on such matters.

Letter of apology from blogger Me Nam to German Embassy and Bundestag Delegation

Dear Mr. Felix Schwartz, Political Officer at the German Embassy in Vietnam,
Dear Professor Norbert Lammert, President of the Bundestag,
My name is Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh. I am writing to apologise to you for failing to attend the meeting in Hanoi with the Delegation of the Bundestag on Sunday, March 29, as planned. I am extremely sorry because an undesired incidence has prevented me from going to Hanoi, though I have tried my best to get there on time.

Khanh Hoa Province: Police kidnapped 2 bloggers Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh and Vo Truong Thien

CTV Danlambao - An urgent message was sent to Danlambao reporting that at 11 am today, 28/03/2015, two bloggers in Nha Trang Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh (Mother Mushroom) and Vo Truong Thien were kidnapped by the police on Nguyen Tat Thanh Ave.
Reportedly, the two bloggers were arrested while on their way to the airport for flight to Hanoi at 12:30 to participate in the meeting with the delegation of the German Federal Parliament at the invitation of the German embassy.

Communist secret agents kidnapped blogger Doan Trang

CTV Danlambao - Translated by Nhu Ngọc (Danlambao) - At 15:45 this afternoon, March 26, 2015, communist security agents suddenly rushed in to kidnap blogger Pham Doan Trang when she joined some family members of death row prisoner Nguyen Van Chuong going to the embassies of the United States and European Union.

Police continue attacks against Rev. Nguyen Hong Quang

CTV Danlambao - Around 9:30 this morning, March 25, 2015, Rev. Nguyen Hong Quang, the pastor of the Mennonite church of My Phuoc at D10, My Phuoc 1, Ben Cat, Binh Duong province, and his son Nguyen Quang Trieu had been cruelly assaulted by communist security agents while were on their way to their church to do routine maintenance works.

Please speak up to save the suppressed prisoners of conscience in Xuyen Moc prison

Trương Minh Đức * Translated by Như Ngọc (Danlambao) - Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Lien, mother of the prisoner of conscience Nguyen Dinh Kha, and five relatives and friends went to Xuyen Moc prison in Ba Ria, Vung Tau to visit Kha on March 22, 2015; however, they could not give him supplies because Kha and 7 other prisoners of conscience have been on a hunger strike demanding the right to receive books, pens and writing papers according to Article 15 of the prison regulations mandated by the so-called Department 8 of the Ministry of Public Security.

Lawyer Võ An Đôn: Tomorrow I Will Fight

Võ An Đôn - Tomorrow, 23 March 2015, is when the case of “The Year 9 student, beaten to death by police”, will be brought to the Appellate Court. This afternoon, I was on my way to Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa province.

Vietnamese police attacking a Buddhist monk!

Ngoc Nhi Nguyen (Danlambao) - Venerable Thich Khong Tanh, a Buddhist monk who often speaks out against the Vietnamese Communist government about its violations of the freedom of religion, is currently being harassed and threatened with violence by the local police.

Open Letter to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council and its Mechanisms Concerning Vietnam’s Human Rights Abuses and The People’s Human Rights Campaign for 2015

10 March 2015
To Their Excellencies, Ambassadors to the United Nations,
UN Human Rights Council Member and Observer States,
Distinguished UN special procedures mandate holders,
We, the undersigned civil society organizations, Vietnamese citizens and those of Vietnamese origin living abroad, would like to reiterate what the Special Rapporteurs on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion or Belief, as well as the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention have stated in their recent reports. Since Vietnam became a member state of the Human Rights Council in January 2014, human rights abuses committed by the State continue despite the recommendations of the Council and the UN human rights mechanisms.

#CollateralFreedom - Vietnam gets access to censored Danlambao website

To mark World Day Against Cyber-Censorship (12 March), Reporters Without Borders is launching “Operation Collateral Freedom” to unblock nine censored websites in 11 countries that are on its list of “Enemies of the Internet.”
Blocked since 2010 in Vietnam, the Danlambao site can now be accessed at this address:

Buried Cries

Tuấn Cao-Đắc (Danlambao)The following is the short story "BURIED CRIES" ("TIẾNG KHÓC VÙI CHÔN") (Cao-Đắc 2014,178-208) in the short story collection “FIRE IN THE RAIN,” (Cao-Đắc, Tuấn. 2014. Fire In The Rain. Hellgate Press, Oregon, U.S.A.) Every story in “FIRE IN THE RAIN” is accompanied by relevant historical and factual notes. The Vietnamese version is translated by the author from the English original text, "FIRE IN THE RAIN." "BURIED CRIES" is a fictionalized account of what happened in Huế during the Tết Offensive in 1968, as told by witnesses Phan Văn Tuấn and Nguyễn Thị Thái Hòa.

Victims of Injustice Association (VIA) Demonstration Suppressed by Police

CTV Danlambao - Translated by Jasmine Tran (Danlambao) - Despite being harassed and impeded by police, a few Victims of Injustice still gathered in Saigon, under the banner: “Vietnamese women follow the heroic Trưng Sisters in the fight against Chinese invaders”
A demonstration which aimed to 'protest against traitors of the nation, and to fight against foreign invasion', was planned for 8 March 2015 in Saigon. It was quelled by a ruthless police force.

The state of human rights in Vietnam - 2014

Danlambao - In 2014, Vietnam officially became a member of the UN Committee on Human Rights (UNCHR). This is also the year of change for the democracy movement in Vietnam when many civil-society organizations (CSO) joined together to operate openly.
Regarding the promises made by Vietnamese government to the international community to improve human right situation in Vietnam, not much has changed since 2013. The peak of its violations was the jailing of many more bloggers near the end of that year which showed a wide gap between its promises and its actions since it joined the UNCHR.
With 2015 could be a very eventful year, let’s look at the main human right events in 2013:

Key witness to major crimes of high ranking Vietnamese Communist officials put on unrelated trial today in Dong Nai Court

Ngoc Nhi Nguyen (Danlambao) - Mrs Le Thi Phuong Anh, a young mother of 3, is today put on trial in Dong Nai, along with 2 other friends. This brave lady is a key witness to several major crimes of very high ranking Vietnamese government officials, with names such as Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, Ex President Nguyen Minh Triet... on the list.

Vietnam: Tight Control of Critics, Democracy Advocates in 2014

No Light at the End of the Tunnel for Activists
HRW - New York, January 29, 2015 - The human rights situation in Vietnam in 2014 continued to be characterized by one-party rule, politically motivated convictions, lack of labor rights, widespread police abuse, and an escalating land crisis, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015. The Vietnamese government kept tight control over freedom of expression and association as bloggers, human rights defenders, labor and land rights activists, and religious and democracy advocates continued to face harassment, intimidation, physical assault, and imprisonment.

Vietnam: Plainclothes agents target Rights Campaigners

Bloggers Assaulted for Visiting Fellow Activist
(New York, January 26, 2015) - The Vietnamese authorities should immediately stop using violence against human rights campaigners, Human Rights Watch said today. In January 2015, leading bloggers were targeted by plainclothes agents and beaten. Human Rights Watch said the attacks violated basic rights and that all involved in the assaults against bloggers and rights activists should be held accountable for their acts of violence, intimidation, and harassment.

Vietnamese police beat citizens visiting prisoner of conscience Trần Anh Kim

Two security police officers lead the attack

Jasmine Tran (Danlambao) - At around 10:30am on 21 January 2015, Vietnamese police officers furiously attacked a dozen people visiting Trần Anh Kim. Kim, a dissident and fighter for human rights, and a former Lieutenant Colonel of the Vietnamese People’s Army, was recently released from jail and is currently under house arrest.

Nguyễn Hoàng Vi and family continue to be harassed by Vietnamese Communist security police

Hoàng Vi, carrying the infant, enacts a sit-down strike on the street to object to the human rights abuses of the Vietnamese Communist Government.
CTV Danlambao * Translated by Jasmine Tran - Vietnamese security police continued to harass blogger Nguyễn Hoàng Vi and her family, obstructing their freedom of movement. They have imposed similar tactics on many other human rights dissidents in Saigon; Communist security police are stationed in front of houses, to block residents from leaving.

Mennonite Church attacked again, in District 12, New Year’s Day 2015

A Mennonite Follower – In October and November 2014, the Mỹ Phước Mennonite Church property was completely smashed up by Vietnamese police and thugs. The property, located at D10 Street, Mỹ Phước 1 commune, Bến Cát district, Bình Dương - was then under the management of Pastor Trần Minh Hòa. None have been able to live there since. Now, police informers are working in the pub opposite this derelict property and keeping an eye on the Church's activities.

Letter from a father: Demand the Vietnamese Authority to review dead penalty for my son Nguyen Van Chuong

My name is Nguyen Truong Chinh, born in 1945, I am currently residing at Hamlet 1 Binh Dan Village, Kim Thanh, Hai Duong Province. My telephone number is 01626627673 (+84 1626627673). I am writing this letter in desperation, asking you for help by calling on the Vietnamese Government to review my son's - Nguyen Van Chuong - case.
Having a son on dead penalty and soon to be executed, like many normal parents, we could not described the pains and heart aches we have endured in the last 8 years to see my son was unjustly put in jail and was constantly tortured for the crime he did not commit.

Bui Thi Minh Hang

If history later recalls the journey fighting against dictatorship of the Vietnamese people in the early 21st century, the outstanding images will be those of women's. Amongst these courageous women, there is the face of an ordinary citizen who resolutely stands up against the powerful totalitarian regime: Bui Thi Minh Hang it is!
If later reading back the heroic amid arduous first decade of the century, we will find the images of the indomitable prisoners who, after being released from prison, still steadfastly look past their days of harsh imprisonment, still accept the reality that they can be returned to communist-hell jail cells to continue their fight. Among these are the women: Pham Thanh Nghien, Do Thi Minh Hanh, Le Thi Kim Thu. The fourth is Bui Thi Minh Hang.

Letter of Appreciation from Vietnamese Bloggers' Network (VBN) and former prisoners of conscience to all International Human Rights Organizations and Democratic Governments in Marking the 66th year of International Human Rights Day

Dear all,
On International Human Rights Day, we, former prisoners of conscience in Vietnam, together with all members of the Vietnamese Bloggers' Network (VBN), would like to sincerely thank you for voicing your concerns, and fighting for the freedom of prisoners of conscience as well as supporting our efforts to improve human rights in Vietnam over the past year.
International pressure on the Vietnamese government to respect human rights is crucially necessary; especially after Vietnam has become a member of the United Nations' Human Rights Council, and the Vietnamese leaders want to improve the country's image in order to develop more diplomatic and economic ties and to gain acceptance in the world community.

Blogger Nguyen Hoang Vi was brutally attacked by police sponsored thugs in payback for honouring International Human Rights Day

CTV Danlambao - Translated by TH HO and CTV-Danlambao - On December 9, 2014, at about 15:30, the police mobilised dozens of thugs to stop Blogger Nguyen Hoang Vi when she was on her way home and violently attacked her in retaliation for her participation in the International Human Rights Day celebration and in the marking of the first year anniversary of the founding of the Vietnamese  Bloggers' Network. This abject act authorized by the government has blatantly violated the International Human Rights Convention which Vietnam is a signatory.
The attack occurred in the presence of dozens of police and the authorities' so-called "civil defenders" who staked out in front of Blogger Nguyen Hoang Vi's home at Lane 107, Phan Van Nam Street, Tan Phu District, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) for hours waiting for her. When Blogger Nguyen Hoang Vi was about to reach home, suddenly, three women with their motor bikes tried to run her over.

Blogger Me Nam arrested for spreading message promoting Human Rights which the Vietnamese Authority considered "sensitive" to the regime

Danlambao - To celebrate the International Human Rights Day on December 10, Blogger Me Nam Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, together with members of the Vietnam Blogger Network have accepted the invitation to participate a human rights campaign, Human Rights Challenge - Thử thách của Nhân Quyền*, initiated and avocated by the German Embassy in Vietnam. This is one of many activities that Vietnam Blogger Network planned to pursue to mark the first year anniversary of the founding of the Vietnam Blogger Network (VBN).

Blogger detained in Vietnam amid clampdown on dissent

CPJ - Bangkok, December 8, 2014 - Nguyen Quang Lap was detained on Saturday by police in Ho Chi Minh City, the second blogger to be arrested in as many weeks in Vietnam, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the mounting crackdown on dissent and calls for the immediate release of all journalists held behind bars in Vietnam.

Father: Please help stop execution of an innocent man - my son Nguyen Van Chuong


Amnesty International
Human Rights organizations
Office of European Union.
Embassies of countries that have concerns about human rights abuses in Vietnam
My name  Nguyen Truong Chinh, born in 1945, I am currently residing at 1 Binh Dan Village, Kim Thanh, Hai Duong Provice. My  telephone number is  01626627673 (+84 1626627673)