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Viet Nam: Arrested blogger Huynh Thuc Vy must be immediately released

Nouvelle arrestation de la blogueuse et activiste Huynh Thu Vy. Amnesty International demande sa libération immédiate.

Remise en liberté le lendemain, elle reste assignée à résidence et poursuivie au titre de l’article 276 du code pénal pour “insulte au drapeau national”. Le 1er septembre 2017, elle avait enduit de peinture blanche le drapeau national pour protester contre ce symbole d’oppression du peuple vietnamien.

Responding to the arrest of prominent Vietnamese human rights activist and blogger, Huynh Thuc Vy, by police in Buon Ho town, Dak Lak province this morning, Clare Algar, Amnesty International’s Director of Global Operations, said:

“This arrest is nothing more than a politically-motivated attempt to silence one of the most powerful voices for human rights in Viet Nam.

“Through her activism and blogging in support of the rights of women, minorities and human rights in general, Huynh Thuc Vy has worked tirelessly to expose violations and hold the powerful to account. For this, she and her family have been subjected to relentless surveillance, intimidation and harassment by the country’s authorities.

“We urge the authorities of Dak Lak province to immediately and unconditionally release Huynh Thuc Vy and call on Viet Nam’s government to end its systematic suppression of peaceful activism.”


Huynh Thuc Vy is the founder of the organization Vietnamese Women for Human Rights, whose work is to promote the values of human rights and support women human rights defenders in Viet Nam. She regularly blogs about human rights abuses, including the persecution of ethnic minorities in the country.

She was arrested at around 7 am this morning, when more than 30 police officers turned up to her house without an arrest warrant. Police returned to her house several hours later and took several items including a laptop, phones, books, clothes and a camera. Currently, Huynh Thuc Vy’s whereabouts are unknown.

Over the past year, the crackdown on dissent in Viet Nam has intensified, with many activists being arrested, tried unfairly and sentenced to years in prison, leading scores of others flee the country.

Source : Amnesty International

Ouvrage de Huynh Thuc Vy sur la situation des droits de l’homme en RSVN


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Mẹ Nấm đã ngừng tuyệt thực [Mạng Lưới Blogger Việt Nam]

La blogueuse Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh a arrêté sa grève de la faim après 16 jours de jeûne et à la suite de la visite d’une délégation de l’ambassade des États-Unis au Camp n° 5 de la province de Thanh Hoa le 27 juillet 2018. Une délégation de l’Union européenne a également sollicité auprès des autorités vietnamiennes la visite de cette prisonnière d’opinion. La nouvelle de la fin de la grève de la faim a été rapportée par le Réseau des Blogueurs du Viêt-Nam qui s’était alarmé de la détérioration des conditions de détention de cette prisonnière et de la dégradation de sa santé.

Mẹ Nấm đã ngừng tuyệt thực

Blogger Mẹ Nấm Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh đã ngưng tuyệt thực sau chuyến viếng thăm của tòa đại sứ Hoa Kỳ tại trại giam số 5, Thanh Hóa hôm 23/7 vừa qua.

Sau 16 ngày tuyệt thực, nữ blogger này được mô tả trông khá mệt mỏi nhưng tinh thần của cô vẫn còn rất minh mẫn và sáng suốt.

Ngoài đại sứ quán Hoa Kỳ, phái đoàn đại diện Liên Minh Châu Âu cũng đã yêu cầu được vào trại giam thăm gặp Mẹ Nấm, tuy nhiên nhà cầm quyền CSVN vẫn cố tình câu giờ bằng cách kéo dài thời gian và không hề trả lời rõ về ngày giờ cụ thể.

Trước đó, ngay sau khi nhận được thông báo từ bà Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Lan về việc tuyệt thực của Mẹ Nấm vào ngày 06/07/2018, Mạng Lưới Blogger Việt Nam đã lập tức thông báo cho nhiều tòa đại sứ và các tổ chức nhân quyền mà thành viên của Mạng Lưới đã làm việc với họ trong thời gian qua để nhờ can thiệp và lên tiếng.

Nỗ lực vận động các chính phủ Hoa Kỳ, các quốc gia tại Âu châu áp lực nhà cầm quyền CSVN phải trả tự do cho Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, đặc biệt là vào nhà tù thăm và biết rõ tình trạng của Mẹ Nấm đã được kéo dài trong suốt thời gian blogger Mẹ Nấm bị cầm tù. Tuy nhiên nhà cầm quyền CSVN đã tìm mọi cách né tránh trả lời những yêu cầu thăm hỏi.

Sau khi Mạng Lưới Blogger Việt Nam ra Lời kêu gọi tranh đấu cho blogger Mẹ Nấm – Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, mặc dù đa số các sứ quán đang trong mùa nghỉ hè, một số nhân viên vắng mặt tại VN nhưng các toà đại sứ vẫn gia tăng thúc đẩy nhà cầm quyền VN cho phép họ vào được thăm blogger Mẹ Nấm trong tù.

Nỗ lực tranh đấu và vận động cho blogger Mẹ Nấm-Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh được tự do vẫn được tiếp tục với nhiều triển vọng khả quan.

Source : Mạng Lưới Blogger Việt Nam

Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh en grève de la faim

La blogueuse et activiste sociale Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, emprisonnée depuis deux ans, est en grève de la faim depuis le 6 juin 2018, soit 12 jours. Très inquiète sur sa santé et sans nouvelles de sa fille, sa mère lance un appel vidéographique le jour du 39e anniversaire de sa fille pour la sauver.

Xin hãy cứu giúp con gái tôi – Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh!

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Vietnamese Blogger Mother Mushroom Moved From Cell, Still Refuses Food [RFA]

Sixième jour de grève de la faim pour la blogueuse Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh. Rappel de son cas sur Radio Free Asia.

Jailed Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known as Mother Mushroom, is continuing to refuse food despite being transferred to a new cell, a key demand in a hunger strike she launched a week ago, her mother says.

Though she is now safe from a hostile and threatening cellmate in her former cell, she has no privacy in her new location, Quynh’s mother Nguyen Thi Tuyet Lan told RFA’s Vietnamese Service on Thursday.

“The cell is not adequately walled, and even the toilet can be seen from outside,” Lan said after visiting her daughter in prison.

“She is still badly treated by the guards,” said Lan, adding that Quynh is in poor health and “getting thinner.”

Lan said she had urged Quynh during her visit to give up her strike, adding that friends and supporters outside the jail are also urging her to eat, but her daughter had vowed to continue to refuse food.

“She urged us to respect her decision,” Lan said.

Lan said that she was able to leave her daughter with a new set of clothes and a book of English grammar, but that a bible she had hoped to leave was given back by authorities at the jail.

Lire la suite : RFA, 12/07/2018.

Photo “à la une” : Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh is shown in court in Nha Trang on Nov. 30, 2017 © AFP

‘I Won’t Leave Vietnam,’ Detained Blogger Says, Promising to Stay to Work For Change [RFA]

La blogueuse et journaliste Pham Doan Trang récipendiaire d’un prix à Prague pour les Droits de l’homme décide de rester dans son pays pour poursuivre son action en faveur de la démocratie.

A Vietnamese activist blogger now under house arrest in Hanoi says she will not travel outside the country to receive a human rights award in March, vowing instead to remain in Vietnam to work for change in the one-party communist state.

Pham Doang Trang, author of a recently published book on political engagement that has angered Vietnamese authorities, wrote on Wednesday on her Facebook page that she will not attempt to go abroad to receive her prize.

“I haven’t gone abroad and don’t plan to, not even for a few days to receive the Homo Homini Prize in the Czech Republic on March 5,” Trang said.

“I will never leave Vietnam until Vietnam has changed.”

“When one is like a fish that has been born in a dirty and polluted pond, one can either find one’s way to a nicer and cleaner pond nearby or to the vast ocean, or one can try to change one’s own pond to make it beautiful, breathable, and worth living in,” Trang said.

“I choose this second option,” she said.

“She will never surrender’

L’ouvrage de Pham Doan Trang, “La politique pour tous”, publié aux États-Unis en septembre 2017 © DR

Speaking on Wednesday to RFA’s Vietnamese Service, Trang’s mother Bui Thi Thien Can praised her daughter for her “beautiful ideals,” saying Trang “cannot and will never surrender or betray the path she has begun.”

Trang wrote her book, Politics for Everyone, to equip the Vietnamese public with basic knowledge about politics “so they won’t be afraid of politics or try to avoid it, especially youth and students who are afraid of the security forces,” Can said.

“I am very proud of having a daughter as smart and brave as Trang,” she said.

Security officers apprehended Trang on Feb. 24 to ask about her book and other activities and held her for 23 hours before returning her to her home under house arrest, fellow activists said at the weekend.

Copies of Trang’s book, which is considered politically sensitive in Vietnam, were seized by customs agents in the central coastal city of Danang on Feb. 9, when they were shipped into the country from abroad.

Trang recently received the Homo Homini Award from People in Need, an international human rights organization based in the Czech Republic that recognizes individuals dedicated to the development of human rights, democracy, and nonviolent solutions to political conflict.

Reported by RFA’s Vietnamese Service. Translated by Emily Peyman. Written in English by Richard Finney.

Source : Radio Free Asia

“Arrestation arbitraire et mise en résidence surveillée sans la moindre procédure… Les autorités vietnamiennes ne s’embarrassent même plus de camoufler leur répression de la liberté de la presse avec les habituels vernis de la légalité, déplore Daniel Bastard, responsable du bureau Asie-Pacifique de RSF. L’arrestation d’une journaliste comme Pham Doan Trang, reconnue internationalement pour son courage et la qualité de ses publications, représenterait un degré supplémentaire dans la course que se livrent les officiels vietnamiens pour étouffer les voix libres. La communauté internationale doit immédiatement en tirer les conséquences.”

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