Human Rights

American Arrested in Vietnam ‘Regrets’ Breaking Law

HANOI — An American student held in Vietnam for “causing public disorder” at violent protests this month has appeared on state television to say he regrets breaking the law and will stay away from future rallies. William Nguyen was detained on June 10 in Ho Chi Minh City after attending mass demonstrations against proposed special […]

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Vietnam Authorities Beat, Arrest Demonstrators Protesting Economic Zone Draft Law

Authorities in Vietnam beat and arrested several demonstrators who took part in a peaceful protest in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday against the government’s proposal to grant special economic zone leases to foreign investors, according to witnesses, amid growing public dissent over the issue. The protest was among several held around the country in […]

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US Lawmakers Call For Release of American Citizen Detained in Vietnam

A group of U.S. congressmen called the ambassador to Vietnam on Friday to express serious concern over the arrest of an American citizen detained by Vietnamese authorities for attending a weekend protest in Ho Chi Minh City that turned violent. Congressmen Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), and Lou Correa (D-Calif.) spoke with Ambassador Dan […]