Press Release

May 15, 2020


Vietnam Human Rights Network Releases its 2019-2020 Annual Report


The Vietnam Human Rights Network (VNHRN) today releases its Report on Human Rights in Vietnam 2019-2020, which is the result of a cooperative work between VNHRN and a number of human rights activists inside Vietnam.

In this annual report, VNHRN describes how the Vietnamese government has not abide by its pledge to respect fundamental rights of its citizens during 2019 and first quarter of 2020 in the following areas:

- The right to life, personal liberty, and security

- The right to a fair trial by an independent and impartial tribunal

- The right to participate in national political life

- The right to freedom of expression and freedom of information

- The right to freedom of religion and worship

- The right to work and to enjoy the fruits of one’s labor

- The right to equal treatment and non-discrimination

- The right to well-being


The report also provides a list of 376 political and religious prisoners currently incarcerated in Vietnam.

With the report, VNHRN not only alerts world opinion about the deplorable human rights situation in Vietnam, but also provides the Vietnamese government with actionable and concrete recommendations to help improve the situation.


The Annual Report 2019-2020 can be read/downloaded here:

 - in English

 - in Vietnamese



The Vietnam Human Rights Network was established in 1997 as a consortium of Individuals and organizations committed to the defense and promotion of human Rights and civil liberties entitled to all Vietnamese citizens set forth by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent international human rights instruments


For more information, please contact VNHRN


Phone: 1-714-657-9488




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