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  • Vietnamese Catholics demonstrate despite government threats, -- posted on 19 Jul 2012
  • Blogger Slashed by Thugs, -- posted on 14 Jul 2012
  • Vietnam: Free Catholic Activists, -- posted on 23 May 2012
  • Vietnamese Blogger Dieu Cay, -- posted on 21 Apr 2012
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  • Public frustrations soar in Vietnam, -- posted on 05 Aug 2011
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  • Return of Father Nguyen Van Ly to Prison, -- posted on 29 Jul 2011
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  • Hanoi archbishop protests convent demolition, -- posted on 26 May 2011
  • Vietnam unleashes wave of repression against Hmong Christians, at least 49 dead, -- posted on 16 May 2011
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  • Human Rights Watch honours 6 Vietnamese dissident writers who faced political persecution, -- posted on 06 Aug 2010
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  • Vatican moves upset Viet local Church leaders , -- posted on 06 Jul 2010
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  • Vietnamese Blogger Dieu Cay

    Imprisoned Since 2008

    Nguyen Van Hai, better known as Dieu Cay, which means "the peasant's water pipe," has been imprisoned in Vietnam since 2008.  Dieu Cay is creator of the popular blog "BlogDieuCay" and a founding member of the Free Journalist Club, which was formed in 2008 following Dieu Cay's call to allow for the creation of private media outlets and promotes freedom of expression and independent journalism. He has written on various issues related to human rights and corruption in Vietnam, including sensitive topics such as land rights and religious freedom.


    Nguyen Van Hai, better known as Dieu Cay, which means "the peasant's water pipe," has been imprisoned in Vietnam since 2008.  Dieu Cay is creator of the popular blog "BlogDieuCay" and a founding member of the Free Journalist Club, which was formed in 2008 following Dieu Cay's call to allow for the creation of private media outlets and promotes freedom of expression and independent journalism. He has written on various issues related to human rights and corruption in Vietnam, including sensitive topics such as land rights and religious freedom.

    He has been critical of the Chinese government's human rights record and policy in the South China Sea, and helped organize a protest to call for a boycott of the 2008 Olympic Games, hosted by China. He also played a prominent role in a widespread bloggers' campaign to protest Vietnam's foreign policy towards China.

    In April 2008, days before the Olympic torch passed through the city, Dieu Cay was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City on charges of property tax evasion. In December 2008, he was convicted in a closed door trial despite evidence that the police prevented his ex-wife from paying the taxes.  He was scheduled to be released in October 2010, after completing his prison term, but instead was held in investigative detention and subsequently charged, along with two other bloggers, Phan Thanh Hai and Ta Phong Tan, with "propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam" for which he faces up to twenty years in prison.  His family has been unable to visit him in prison.

    Dieu Cay's 2008 arrest coincided with a mass crackdown on citizen journalism, and a decree to restrict Internet freedom, and censor private blogs. These restrictions continue to this day.

    We call on the government of Vietnam to release Dieu Cay.

    (source: http://www.humanrights.gov/2012/04/18/free-the-press/)

    Posted on 21 Apr 2012


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