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2013-01-07 16:25:00

Former Reagan-Fascell Fellow Le Quoc Quan subject to political intimidation WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to the Prime Minister of Vietnam, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has expressed its deep concern over the Dec. 27 arrest of prominent human rights lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan on charges of tax evasion. Quan, who was a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow (2006-2007) at NED in Washington, DC, has written extensively on...

2010-06-04 12:16:00

WASHINGTON, June 4, /PRNewswire/ -- The People's Committee of Hanoi has required monitoring software to be installed on computers at all internet cafes, hotels and other establishments in the capital city. According to Decision No. 15/2010/QD-UBND, businesses have ten days to adopt the new internet restrictions which were announced on April 26, 2010. An English translation of this order is available at www.viettan.org/decision15. Decision 15 applies to internet cafes and "all...

2008-10-02 18:00:22

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Viet Tan welcomes the introduction of the Vietnam Human Rights Act in the Senate. Led by Senator Barbara Boxer, S. 3678 is a "bill to promote freedom, human rights, and the rule of law in Vietnam." Similar legislation was overwhelmingly passed by the House of Representatives by a vote of 414 to 3. In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in March 2008, Viet Tan Chairman Diem H. Do urged Senators "to deepen America's relationship with the...

2008-09-23 09:00:50

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Vietnam, Laos determined to lift ties to new heights"] Hanoi (VNA) -Vietnam , together with Laos, will strive to achieve new heights in bilateral ties, according to General Secretary Nong Duc Manh. The Party leader made the affirmation while receiving Bunthong Chitmani, Secretary of the Laos People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and Head of the LPRP...

2008-08-15 12:00:44

Dr. Ngai Nguyen, the Vice General Secretary of the Democratic Party of Vietnam (DPV), today expressed his thanks and gratitude to the United States Department of State, and the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, for working tirelessly to secure the release of Mr. Charlie Ly. According to Dr. Nguyen, "without the intervention of the U.S. Government and our Department of State, and particularly our Ambassador to Vietnam, Michael Michalak and Consul General Ken...

2008-07-14 03:00:30

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan says he wants the Vietnamese people to participate more actively in family planning. Vietnam is the world's 13th most populous nation, and its population is expected to climb to 88 million in the next two years. Nhan said in Hanoi more family planning campaigns are needed to improve people's lives and the country's living standards, the Vietnam News reported. He said more young people need to take part in such programs. The United...

2008-06-16 06:00:28

Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Vatican delegation wraps up Vietnam visit"] Hanoi (VNA) -A Vatican delegation led by Monsignor Pietro Parolin, Vatican 's Under-secretary of State for Relations with States, concluded their week-long annual working visit to Vietnam on June 15. Staying in Vietnam from June 9, the delegation had working sessions with a Vietnamese delegation led by Nguyen The Doanh, Chairman of...

2006-09-04 06:43:04

HANOI (Reuters) - Authorities have detained a Vietnamese-born U.S. citizen who has used the Internet to call for multi-party democracy in the one-party communist state, the man's daughter said on Monday. A U.S. embassy spokeswoman in Hanoi confirmed that the man, engineer Cong Thanh Do, 47, was in detention in Ho Chi Minh City and that he had been visited by consular officials. A Vietnam government spokesman said he had no information on the case. Word of the man's arrest came...

2006-06-27 06:38:27

By Grant McCool HANOI (Reuters) - Economic reformer and career security officer Nguyen Tan Dung took over on Tuesday as Vietnam Prime Minister to govern the communist-run country in a period of accelerated growth and deepening international ties. Top of a younger generation coming to power, Dung's confirmation on Tuesday by an open session of the one-party parliament made him, at 56, the youngest prime minister since the communists unified Vietnam in 1975 at the end of the U.S....

2006-06-26 22:58:38

By Grant McCool HANOI (Reuters) - A Vietnamese politician with a reputation for fighting corruption became the communist-run country's new president on Tuesday as part of a changing of the guard to a group of younger leaders. The National Assembly, or parliament, confirmed the appointment of Nguyen Minh Triet, 63, Communist Party chief in the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City, in a session opened to the media. In a speech to the deputies, Triet promised to "build and...