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28 February 2011 Last updated at 15:09 GMT
Last week CNN International ran a segment on Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, the Vietnamese blogger who goes by the name “Me Nam” (Mother Mushroom) and spent 10 days in jail last August after she criticised Chinese bauxite mining in Vietnam.
A new trojan, created by a group of hackers sympathizing with the Vietnamese Communist Party, was specifically built to attack dissident websites and bloggers. The malware, which has been dubbed Vecebot by Atlanta-based security vendor SecureWorks, was created and released on around October 13. The trojan drops several files called wuauclt.exe, wuauserv.dll and UsrClass.ini in the "%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Windows Update Components" folder and installs itself as a service called Windows Update Components.
The Provisional Government of Free Vietnam ( GFVN ; Vietnamese : Chính Phủ Lâm Thời Việt Nam Tự Do ), also known as the Federal Republic of Vietnam , is an anti-communist political [ 1 ] organization headquartered in Garden Grove, California , and Missouri City, Texas . [ edit ] History The Government of Free Vietnam is an anti-communist political organization that was established on April 30, 1995, by its founder Nguyen Hoang Dan .
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Bloc 8406 ( Vietnamese : Khối 8406 ) is a Catholic-led unified coalition of political groups in Vietnam that advocates for democracy reforms in Vietnam . It is named after the date of the group's Manifesto on Freedom and Democracy for Vietnam 2006 ( Vietnamese : Tuyên Ngôn Tự Do Dân Chủ Cho Việt Nam 2006 ) declaring the need for democratic reforms in Vietnam. The manifesto was issued on 8 April 2006 and was signed by 118 dissidents calling for a multiparty state. [ 1 ] The support later grew into the thousands. [ 2 ]
Since its inception in July 1990, the Free Vietnam Alliance has been actively participating in the national endeavor for peaceful changes in Vietnam. Its work along with other democratic forces has created endless pressure upon the Hanoi government. This pressure undoubtedly has brought about some changes in Vietnam.
Political prisoner Nguyen Huu Cau is seriously ill in Z30A Prison
Sophie Richardson , Asia Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch spoke to The Fresh Outlook 's Foreign Affairs reporter, Emma Wilson, about politically motivated arrests of bloogers in Vietnam. Emma: What do you think about Vietnamese authorities keeping Nguyen Hoang Hai in prison past his expected release date? Ms Richardson: Nguyen Van Hai (known by his pen-name Dieu Cay) was clearly not punished for tax evasion.
(Reporters Without Borders) In an article published online on 14 March, the Vietnamese daily Nhan Dan criticized the fact that the 2013 Reporters Without Borders Netizen Prize was awarded to the Vietnamese citizen-journalist and blogger Huynh Ngoc Chenh. Vietnam Today Press Releases Democracy activist Dr. Nguyen Quoc Quan released today (Viet Tan) - After postponing his trial on January 22, the Vietnamese communist government today released democracy activist and Viet Tan member Dr.
A Vietnamese political commentator, Vi Duc Hoi , has been sentenced to a five-year prison term for posting essays on the internet. The former high-ranking communist party member turned pro-democracy activist, wrote about land disputes between citizens and the government in a series of online articles that were critical of one-party rule.
(New York) - A Ho Chi Minh City appeals court should reverse the conviction of three high-profile democracy advocates at a hearing scheduled for May 11, 2010, Human Rights Watch said today. Anything less than a complete reversal would be a new landmark of Vietnam's intolerance for political pluralism, Human Rights Watch said. The three activists - Le Cong Dinh, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, and Le Thang Long - were convicted in January 2010, on charges of attempting to "overthrow the government" under article 79 of Vietnam's penal code for supporting the formation of an opposition party to the Vietnam Communist Party.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Jan 28, 2010 (IPS) - This month’s trial of four pro-democracy activists in this major Vietnamese city has generated a flurry of online posts from concerned citizens seeking to express their sentiments against the country’s communist regime though knowing full well the risks involved. "In the past months, similar trials have been staged to punish those who attempt to criticise the government even if it’s done peacefully," remarked blogger ‘Song Hung’ (which translates as ‘Living Heroically’). The "accusation, verdict, sentences are decided beforehand" and neither the press nor family members of the accused are allowed to witness the trial, said Song.
Cyberattacks were recently used to intimidate opponents of a mining project in Vietnam with ties to China, according to Google and McAfee.