The 88 Project supports and encourages freedom of expression in Vietnam by sharing the stories of and advocating for Vietnamese activists who are persecuted because of their peaceful dissent.
Our vision is that one day the Vietnamese people will be able to freely express themselves and actively take part in socio-political processes to bring about the changes they desire without fear of discrimination or persecution.
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"Harassment, intimidation, and imprisonment are just some of the tactics Vietnam uses to silence environmental activists."
Eight people were arrested for "anti-State propaganda" in the first two weeks of 2022 alone, with a few multi-year sentences tacked on for good measure.
"As 2021 draws to a close, we ask that the international human rights community remain vigilant and continue working with their respective governments to demand that Vietnam respect its international obligations."
Dinh Thi Thu Thuy faces from five to 12 years in jail if she is convicted for disseminating critical Facebook posts.
Vietnamese authorities continue their crackdown on freedom of expression against ordinary citizens even when they do not engage in any grassroots activism or political movements.