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Independent journalist Dung Le Van arrested in Vietnam after weeks in hiding

Bangkok, July 12, 2021 – Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Dung Le Van and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 30, police arrested Dung, a freelance journalist who runs Chan Hung Nuoc Viet, a Facebook and YouTube-based outlet that covers politics, social issues, and alleged corruption,…

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Journalist Le Huu Minh Tuan arrested on anti-state charge in Vietnam

Bangkok, June 15, 2020 – Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Le Huu Minh Tuan and drop the charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalist said today. On June 12, Ho Chi Minh City authorities arrested Tuan and charged him under Article 117 of the country’s criminal code, a provision that criminalizes “opposing the…

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Police and soldiers are seen in Dong Cuu village, outside Hanoi, Vietnam, on May 14, 2020. Hanoi authorities recently arrested journalists Nguyen Tuong Thuy and Pham Chi Thanh. (Reuters/Nguyen Huy Kham)

Two journalists detained on anti-state charges in Vietnam

Bangkok, May 26, 2020 — Vietnam should immediately release journalists Nguyen Tuong Thuy and Pham Chi Thanh, and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A police officer is seen in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 26, 2019. Police recently arrested journalist Pham Chi Dung on anti-state charges. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

Journalist Pham Chi Dung detained on anti-state charges in Vietnam

Bangkok, November 22, 2019 — Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Pham Chi Dung and drop any pending charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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