Author Archives: Doan Trang

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“Anti-state” Dieu Cay meets US President

US President Barack Obama on Friday 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 police-dominated courts in Vietnam. The meeting is particularly…

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Nepal earthquake: Five Vietnamese citizens to be rescued by helicopter

A group of five Vietnamese tourists trapped in Saturday’s Nepal earthquake would be rescued by a helicopter of AIG travel Asia Pacific, the travel insurance company said Wednesday. Five tourists, the oldest being 36 years old, were trapped on the 3440-meter-high Namche mount…

In 2012 and 2013, journalist Huy Duc released his two-volume book “The Winning Side”, inciting a harsh controversy among different viewpoints on Vietnam's modern history. The book is considered both as “the best Vietnamese history book since 1975” and “a biased look in history”.

Lost chance for the winning side

A scholar at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy told the BBC that the winning side of communist Vietnam lost an opportunity in 1975 when they declined to take advantage of what their opponent, the South Vietnam, had…

Ho Duy Hai's mother and aunt desperately fighting to save his life. Photo by Lan Thang.

Report on the case of death-row prisoner Ho Duy Hai

A full report on the case of Ho Duy Hai, 30, a death-row prisoner who is now awaiting execution even though his case, with many blatant violations of due process and international human rights principles, is arousing public concern and…

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Hanoi-based Green Activist Severely Beaten by Thugs

Vu Quoc Ngu/ Vietnam Human Rights Defenders – Trinh Anh Tuan [Trịnh Anh Tuấn], a Hanoi-based environmental activist has been brutally attacked by plainclothes agents, with a number of severe injuries in his hands and head, according to local social…