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With the upcoming appeal to be held on 12 December 2014, we would like to call on the Vietnamese government to ensure that the appeal proceedings are carried out in a way which complies with Vietnamese laws as well as the international law and standards on fair trial.  

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Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
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The appeal of three Vietnamese human rights activists was held in Dong Thap Province on 12 December 2014, resulting in their convictions being affirmed.  We denounce the results as a violation of fair trial standards under Vietnamese law and the international human rights standards. 

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Civil Society, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
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Asia-Pacific

In light of Vietnam's crackdown against civil society, including the recent sentencing of three prominent activists to lengthy prison terms for advocating on behalf of peasants losing their land, Freedom House calls on the U.S. government and the international community to press the Government of Vietnam to release the activists and meet its human rights obligations under the ICCPR.

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Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, Religious Freedom
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Asia-Pacific
Tyler Roylance
Staff Editor

In the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and East Asia, antidemocratic forces have been on the rampage, threatening to pull the United States into new conflicts against its will. In each of these cases, the crisis has origins in authoritarian rule, and only a policy built on the promotion of democratic governance has any hope of ensuring a lasting peace.

 

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