Statement from the U.S. Embassy

HANOI, July 11, 2018 – We are deeply disappointed that an appeals court upheld the convictions of Vu Quang Thuan, Nguyen Van Dien, and Tran Hoang Phuc under the vague charge of “propaganda against the State.”  We call on Vietnam to release these individuals and all other prisoners of conscience immediately, and to allow all individuals ...
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Statement on the Sentencing of Peaceful Activists in Vietnam

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON April 5, 2018 Sentencing of Peaceful Activists in Vietnam The United States is deeply troubled that a Vietnamese court has convicted and sentenced peaceful activists Nguyen Van Dai, Le Thu Ha, Pham Van Troi, Nguyen Trung Ton, Nguyen Bac Truyen ...
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Statement by Spokesperson Heather Nauert on the Conviction of Peaceful Activists in Vietnam

HANOI, February 7, 2018 – The United States is deeply troubled that a Vietnamese court has convicted and sentenced peaceful labor and environmental activist Hoang Duc Binh and Nguyen Nam Phong to fourteen years and two years in prison, respectively, under vague articles of the Penal code. All people have the right to the fundamental ...
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Statement by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires McClelland on Appeal Verdict of Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh

Statement by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Vietnam Caryn McClelland on Appeal Verdict of Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh HANOI, November 30, 2017 – I am deeply troubled that a Vietnamese court has upheld the conviction of peaceful activist and International Woman of Courage awardee, blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh (aka “Mother Mushroom”) to 10 years in prison ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius on the Conviction of Tran Thi Nga

HANOI, July 26, 2017 – I am deeply concerned that a Vietnamese court has convicted peaceful activist Tran Thi Nga to nine years in prison and five years of probation under the vague charge of “propaganda against the State.” All people have the right to the fundamental freedoms of expression, association, and of peaceful assembly. ...
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Statement on Conviction of Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert Department Press Briefing Washington, DC June 29, 2017 We are deeply concerned about the Vietnamese courts and its conviction of the 2017 International Woman of Courage awardee and peaceful blogger, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh. She’s also known as “Mother Mushroom.” She was sentenced to 10 years in prison ...
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Embassy Statement: Vietnamese Court Decision to Convict Activists Nguyen Huu Thien An and Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy

August 24, 2016 We are deeply concerned by a Vietnamese court’s conviction of activists Nguyen Huu Thien An and Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy, who were sentenced to two and three years in prison, respectively, under Article 88 of Vietnam’s Penal Code. The use of criminal provisions by Vietnamese authorities to penalize individuals exercising their right ...
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The Question: Sparking a Dialogue on LGBT Rights and Public Service

By U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius DipNote, U.S. Department of State Official Blog June 15, 2016 At an early public event after assuming the position of ambassador, I was asked the question. My audience numbered about a thousand students. Their school in Vietnam’s former Imperial capital of Hue specialized in teaching the gifted and talented, and ...
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Embassy Statement: Vietnamese Government’s Decision to Convict Blogger Nguyen Dinh Ngoc and Activists Ngo Thi Minh Uoc, Nguyen Thi Tri, and Nguyen Thi

March 31, 2016 We are deeply concerned by the Vietnamese government’s conviction and sentencing of peaceful dissenters in two court cases on March 30 under Article 88 of Vietnam’s Penal Code, “spreading anti-state propaganda.” The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court sentenced blogger Mr. Nguyen Dinh Ngoc (also known as Nguyen Ngoc Gia) to four ...
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Statement: Vietnamese Government’s Decision to Convict Bloggers Nguyen Huu Vinh and Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy

March 23, 2016 We are deeply concerned by the Vietnamese government’s conviction and sentencing of bloggers Mr. Nguyen Huu Vinh (aka Anh Ba Sam) and Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, to five and three years in prison, respectively, under Article 258 of Vietnam’s Penal Code.  The use of criminal provisions by Vietnamese authorities to penalize ...
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Vietnamese Government’s Decision to Convict Bloggers Nguyen Huu Vinh and Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy

March 23, 2016 We are deeply concerned by the Vietnamese government’s conviction and sentencing of bloggers Mr. Nguyen Huu Vinh (aka Anh Ba Sam) and Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, to five and three years in prison, respectively, under Article 258 of Vietnam’s Penal Code.  The use of criminal provisions by Vietnamese authorities to penalize ...
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