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Hanoi activists launch viral campaign

By Michael L. Gray/ The SecDev Foundation For the first time ever in Vietnam, political activists are using viral social media marketing techniques to express dissent online. A brazen campaign has seen dozens of people in Vietnam post selfie photos…

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Big boom in emergency department encounters during Tet

The Ministry of Health on Monday reported that there was an estimated 195,000 emergency department visits in Vietnamese hospitals from 15th to 22nd February when the country celebrates its traditional new year (Tet). The most common reasons for ED visits…

Lawyer Vo An Don and a client's relatives. Photo: Vietbao

Lawyer faces police’s retaliation

VNRN – 158 Vietnamese bloggers domestic and abroad on Monday handed a collective letter to the local police, prosecutors, court and bar association, announcing their support for Vo An Don, defending lawyer for a victim of police brutality last April….

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Anh Ba Sam arrested arbitrarily, lawyer said

by Trinh Huu Long (BBC) The detention of blogger Nguyen Huu Vinh (a.k.a. Anh Ba Sam) and his assistant Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy constitutes an arbitrary deprivation of liberty under national and international laws.