AP (2/06/2018): A court in central Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 14 years in jail for livestreaming fishermen marching to file a lawsuit against a Taiwan-owned steel plant’s . Hoang Duc Binh, 34, was convicted of abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the state, organisation and people, and opposing officers on duty,…
The main reason for Hoa’s arrest in early 2017 was his coverage of the reactions to a toxic spill from a Taiwanese steel plant in Ha Tinh province that poisoned millions of fish and reduced thousands of fishermen to penury. Hoa covered the ensuing protests, sometimes using a camera mounted on a drone.
Police in the north-central province of Ha Tinh have arrested a female activist as the authorities continue their campaign to silence opposition voices.
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To the Taiwanese, Formosa literally means “Beautiful Island,” but when Formosa came to Vietnam it became a nightmare for more than 3.8 million people in four of the country’s central provinces
Blogger Mushroom”, a passionate activist for environment, social injustices, and human rights issues has been sentenced 10 years in prison. A State Department spokeswoman praised Quynh for “exposing corruption, raising awareness about environmental protection and reporting on human rights violations in Vietnam.”
All over Vietnam, young toughs are being employed as a sort of police auxiliary who administer beatings to citizens that the national police aren’t yet ready to arrest