land rights

Việt Nam Social Rights Advocate Sentenced to 9 Years for “Propaganda”

Việt Nam Social Rights Advocate Sentenced to 9 Years for “Propaganda”

Vietnamese authorities have sentenced yet another social activist to a lengthy prison term, continuing a spate of heavy-handed punishments against dissent. In a one-day trial, the People’s Court in Hà Nam province sentenced Trần Thị Nga to nine years in prison and five years of house arrest for “conducting propaganda against the State.”

This Land is Our Land

This Land is Our Land

In the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam, the land used by farmers is considered the “people’s property” and can be reclaimed by the government at any given time. Farmers who have had their livelihood taken away are uniting in protest, and their message is only getting louder.