Vietnam Passes Sham UN Rights Protection

By Huynh Thuc Vy Asia Sentinel Feb 10, 2015 But no matter how many international treaties the regime has signed, human rights conditions in the country remain unchanged and in fact, the ratification is only being used as propaganda. Vietnam seems to have signed almost all the conventions on human rights that the world has…

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A Family of Montagnard asylum seekers deported from Cambodia

Gov’t boots out family Thu, 5 February 2015 Phak Seangly and Alice Cuddy A family of Montagnard asylum seekers, including two young children and a 9-month-old baby, has been deported to Vietnam, where the father was reportedly beaten by authorities for attempting to escape. The fate of the five Christian asylum seekers had been unknown…

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Vietnam: Tight Control of Critics, Democracy Advocates in 2014

No Light at the End of the Tunnel for Activists published January 29, 2015 (New York) – The human rights situation in Vietnam in 2014 continued to be characterized by one-party rule, politically motivated convictions, lack of labor rights, widespread police abuse, and an escalating land crisis, Human Rights Watch said today in its World…

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Rights Group Presses Cambodia to End Persecution of Montagnards

2015-02-02, by RFA A rights group has asked the Cambodian government to stop harassing Christian Montagnards from Vietnam who are seeking refugee status in the country following the arrest of a family of five Montagnards in a northeastern province. Cambodian authorities arrested the family, including two children and an infant, on Sunday after police and…

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Eighteen More Montagnards Cross Into Ratanakkiri

By Aun Pheap | January 29, 2015 Eighteen Montagnard asylum seekers crossed into Ratanakkiri province from Vietnam on Wednesday morning, according to a rights group and a local villager, the fourth such group to arrive in the country this month. Chhay Thy, the provincial coordinator for rights group Adhoc, said the 18 were sheltering in…

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Police Deport 7 Montagnards From Ratanakkiri to Vietnam

By Aun Pheap | January 26, 2015 As 14 Montagnard asylum seekers continue to evade authorities in the forests of Ratanakkiri province, an official said Sunday that police deported seven “Vietnamese Jarai” from the northeastern province on Saturday. Ratanakkiri provincial police chief Nguon Koeun said border police arrested the seven on Saturday in O’Yadaw district’s…

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Vietnam: Plainclothes Agents Target Rights Campaigners

Bloggers Assaulted for Visiting Fellow Activist January 25, 2015 “The Vietnamese government has some serious questions to answer. Is it now government policy to have police travel with thugs to punish people who don’t immediately follow their orders?” Brad Adams, Asia director (New York) – The Vietnamese authorities should immediately stop using violence against human…

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How International Human Rights Day Is Celebrated in Vietnam

January 23, 2015 Author(s): Brad Adams, Asia director Published in: The Diplomat Which is worse, being thrown in jail or getting beaten up? This is a question activists in Vietnam were pondering on International Human Rights Day this month. The government of Vietnam has been sending people to prison for dissent for more than half…

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EU and Vietnam hold Human Rights Dialogue

19/01/2015 The European Union and Vietnam held on 19 January 2015 in Brussels the fourth round of their annual enhanced Dialogue on Human Rights in the spirit of the EU-Vietnam Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) signed in June 2012. The EU delegation was led by Mr Ugo Astuto, Director for South and South East Asia…

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UN Says Nine New Montagnards Add to ‘Urgency’ in Ratanakkiri

By Aun Pheap and Chris Mueller | January 19, 2015 Two weeks after five Montagnard asylum seekers crossed into Ratanakkiri province from Vietnam, the U.N. said Sunday that reports of the arrival of nine more—including three children—added to the situation’s “urgency.” Two ethnic Jarai villagers living in Ratanakkiri said the nine Montagnards—an indigenous group from…

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