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Vietnam bloggers jailed for human rights reporting must be released

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27 Jun 2016

MLDI and students from the University of Edinburgh’s Freedom of Expression Law Clinic , today filed petitions to the UNWGAD on behalf of imprisoned Vietnamese bloggers Nguyễn Hữu Vinh and Ngô Hào.

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Human rights lawyer detained for blogging and advocacy must be released

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25 Nov 2016

Nguyen Van Dai – a prominent human rights lawyer and blogger in Viet Nam is being detained incommunicado for exercising his right to free speech. On 25 November 2016, MLDI filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention urging it to intervene in his case.

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UN Calls for Release of Vietnamese Blogger

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29 Nov 2013

The detention of Vietnamese blogger and human rights activist, Le Quoc Quan, has been condemned by a United Nations human rights tribunal as violating his right to freedom of expression and his right to a fair trial.

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Vietnamese Lawyer and Blogger on Hunger Strike

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14 Feb 2014

Jailed Vietnamese blogger and human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan has launched a hunger strike to protest the refusal to provide him access to legal counsel, access to legal and religious books, and access to a priest for spiritual guidance, ahead of his appeal trial on 18 February 2014 in Hanoi.

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Explaining the Issues: National Security

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19 Jun 2014

The reporting of stories relating to national security has been a concern for governments around the world for many years, but since 9/11 there has been a dramatic increase in the number of cases against journalists pursued in the name of national security.

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Viet Nam Releases Dissident Lawyer

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1 Jul 2015

Blogger and human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan was released on Saturday after serving a 30-month sentence in a Vietnamese prison after having been convicted on fabricated charges of tax evasion.

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Letter From Vietnamese Blogger Dieu Cay

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9 Jul 2015

"Only when the people can freely express their political views without fear of suppression and imprisonment, then we can truly have a democratic society in which a life of freedom and happiness for all is guaranteed."

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Vietnamese Photojournalist Continues Hunger Strike After Four Years Behind Bars

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16 Mar 2015

Young photo journalist Minh Man Dang Nguyen has been on hunger strike for prolonged periods of time in recent months to protest the ill-treatment she has received while in detention in Vietnam. As a result of her repeated hunger strikes , she recently weighed only 35 kg.

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MLDI condemns Le Quoc Quan ruling, explores appeal options

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20 Feb 2014

A coalition of 14 human rights NGOs and networks strongly condemns this week’s decision by an appeal court upholding a 30-month prison sentence for Vietnamese human rights lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan. Mr. Quan has been detained since December 2012.

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The Southeast Asian Media Legal Defence Network

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4 Jun 2010

A group of media lawyers in South East Asia have formed a network aimed at promoting learning and cooperation among members of the group.

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