Vietnam: Internet writer and activist released, sent back to U.S.
September 22, 2006 12:00 PM ET
New York, September 22, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of Cong Thanh Do, a Vietnamese political activist and pro-democracy advocate who writes on the Internet under the pen name Tran Nam. Cong was detained August 14 while on vacation with his family in Phan Thiet on the central Vietnam coast, 125 miles (200 kilometers) north of Ho Chi Minh City.
Do, a U.S. citizen, had spent 10 days in solitary confinement in Ho Chi Minh City while under investigation for alleged terrorist activities before his family decided to publicize his case on September 6. The government deported him on Thursday without comment. Do reports on the harassment and imprisonment of political activists, dissidents, and writers in Vietnam.
Vietnam jails journalist for four years over coverage of evictions
September 19, 2018 1:46 PM ET
Bangkok, September 19, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today strongly condemned the sentencing of Vietnamese journalist Do Cong Duong and called for his immediate and unconditional release. A court in the northern province of Bac Ninh sentenced Duong on September 17 to four years in prison for disturbing public...
Vietnamese videographer beaten and harassed in prison
August 20, 2018 11:56 AM ET
Bangkok, August 20, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the recent abuse of imprisoned Vietnamese videographer Nguyen Van Hoa, and called on Vietnamese authorities to stop beating and harassing jailed journalists....
Vietnam suspends local news website on accusation of false news
July 17, 2018 12:10 PM ET
Bangkok, July 17, 2018 - Vietnamese authorities yesterday suspended and fined local news website Tuoi Tre Online on accusations that it published false information, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities to immediately and unconditionally lift the ban....
Independent journalist detained on anti-state charges in Vietnam
July 9, 2018 12:20 PM ET
Bangkok, July 9, 2018--Vietnamese authorities should immediately release and stop harassing journalist Le Anh Hung, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police on July 5 detained Hung, a regular contributor to U.S. Congress-funded Voice of America (VOA) and a prominent independent blogger, on suspicion of "abusing democratic freedoms"...
Bangkok, July 3, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today strongly condemned the recent harassment of jailed Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known by her pen name "Mother Mushroom," and called again for her immediate and unconditional release....