LATEST NEWS AND STATEMENTS
Vietnam - Arrest of blogger Truong Duy Nhat (27.05.13)
This arrest follows a series of convictions handed down against rights defenders in Vietnam since autumn 2012, which breach human rights. France notably expressed its concerns after two young Vietnamese, Nguyen Phuong Uyen and Dinh Nguyen Kha, were sentenced to heavy punishments on 16 May. France is particularly attentive to these issues, which are the subject of a dialogue between the European Union and Vietnam.
Vietnam – Prison sentences handed down to human rights defenders (11.01.13)
France condemns the heavy prison sentences handed down on 9 January to 14 human rights defenders by the People’s Court of Nghe An Province in Vietnam. Several similar decisions have been taken by the Vietnamese authorities in recent months.
Vietnam – Confirmation on appeal of blogger’s six-year prison sentence (22.11.12)
France strongly deplores the confirmation on appeal of the six-year prison sentence against Mr Dinh Dang Dinh for “propaganda against the state”.
Vietnam – Prison sentences handed down to musicians and composers (31.10.12)
France strongly condemns the sentences handed down on October 30 by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court condemning composers and musicians Tran Vu Anh Binh and Vo Minh Tri, charged with disseminating anti-government propaganda because of the content of their songs released on the Internet, to 6 years and 4 years in prison, respectively.
Prison sentences handed down to bloggers in Vietnam (24.09.12)
France reaffirms its attachment to the freedom of expression and opinion - including on the Internet - throughout the world.
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