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EU commissioner discusses online free expression during Vietnam visit

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison VietnamAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders wrote to European commissioner for external relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner today asking her to raise the issue of five imprisoned Internet users during a three-day official visit to Vietnam beginning tomorrow, in which she is to meet Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and foreign minister Nguyen Dy Nien. Three of the five – Truong Quoc Tuan, Truong Quoc Huy and Lisa Pham – were arrested together in a raid on a Kiem Street house in Ho Chi Minh City last October. The other two cyber-dissidents are Pham Hong Son and Nguyen Vu Binh. The text of the letter follows:Dear Commissioner,Reporters Without Borders would like to ask you to take advantage of your coming meetings in Vietnam with Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and foreign minister Nguyen Dy Nien to intercede on behalf of five imprisoned Internet users – Pham Hong Son, Nguyen Vu Binh, Truong Quoc Tuan, Truong Quoc Huy and Lisa Pham – and request their release. All five are being held for speaking out in support of democracy in articles posted on websites and discussion forums.We are particularly concerned about the continuing detention of Pham Hong Son, who was arrested on 27 March 2002 and is being held in Yen Dinh prison, 230 km south of Hanoi. He has an inguinal hernia that could prove fatal without an operation, but he is not getting any treatment. He has had chest pains and has been coughing up blood – the symptoms of tuberculosis – since July 2005. Several tumours have also developed on his face and body. His wife said last July that his prison conditions were very bad. Although he was examined by a doctor who did not diagnose tuberculosis, the symptoms have not gone away and his family is still very worried.A physician and representative of a foreign pharmaceutical company, he was initially sentenced to 13 years in prison and three years under house arrest. This was reduced on appeal on 26 August 2003 to five years in prison and three years under house arrest. He was accused of spying because he translated articles about democracy and human rights posted them online. During his trial, the articles were described as “anti-government” and “opposed to the Communist Party of Vietnam.”Nguyen Vu Binh is a former journalist with a Communist Party newspaper who was arrested on 25 September 2002 and sentenced on 31 December 2003 to seven years in prison and three years under house arrest. He was accused of links with “subversive dissidents” such as Dr. Pham Hong Son. The authorities objected to his participation in an anti-corruption group and his request in 2000 for permission to create a liberal democratic party. He was also accused of posting “reactionary” articles on the Internet, including an essay entitled “Reflection on the Sino-Vietnamese border accords.” Finally, we would also like you to raise the case of Truong Quoc Tuan, Truong Quoc Huy and Lisa Pham, called the Kiem Street Internet users because they were arrested together in a raid on a Kiem Street house in Ho Chi Minh City on 19 October 2005 for participating in a pro-democracy discussion forum. We have had no word of them since their arrest and the authorities have still not deigned to say where or why they are being held.These five people are in prison just for daring to express their views on subjects that are clearly banned in Vietnam such as democracy and human rights, although the government last year published “a white book on human rights” in which it undertook to respect free expression and promote unrestricted use of the Internet. It would seem that Vietnam has not kept this promise.In our view, Vietnam should be required to make progress in the areas of human rights and freedom of expression as a prior condition for membership of the World Trade Organisation, to which it aspires. We hope you will be able to insist on this point during your meetings with the Vietnamese leaders.Sincerely,Robert MénardSecretary-General Receive email alerts April 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Vietnam RSF_en April 28, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 EU commissioner discusses online free expression during Vietnam visit Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnamcenter_img News April 7, 2021 Find out more Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the European commissioner for external relations, said she raised the issues of free expression and imprisoned Internet users in her meetings with Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and foreign minister Nguyen Dy Nien during her visit to Vietnam on 21-21 April.Reporters Without Borders, which asked her to do this in a 20 April letter, welcomes her action.__________________________________________________________20.04.2006EU commissioner urged to request release of cyber-dissidents during Vietnam visit to go further RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang News News ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org News VietnamAsia – Pacific last_img read more


Pre-Christmas planning for Swansea

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Prabowo in Russia to discuss defense cooperation, attend WWII parade

first_imgDuring the recent visit, Prabowo and Fomin also talked about bilateral cooperation. “Both parties talked about bilateral relationship and cooperation in various fields, including education, joint training and the defense industry,” @Kemhan_RI wrote.Besides discussing the bilateral relationship, Prabowo also attended an annual event held by the Russian government. He was invited by the Russian minister of defense to attend the 75th anniversary of the allied victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. (aly)Topics : Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto visited Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Alexander Fomin in Russia on Tuesday, the official Twitter account of the Defense Ministry @Kemhan_RI announced.Menteri Pertahanan RI H. Prabowo Subianto, bertemu dengan Wamenhan Russia, Colonel General Alexander Fomin, Selasa (23/6) di Kantor Kemhan Rusia, di Moscow. #kemhanri #pemerintahbekerja pic.twitter.com/PGFSd2ZR7l— Kemhan RI (@Kemhan_RI) June 23, 2020It is the second time Probowo has visited Russia in the past six months. In January, Prabowo went to see Sergey Shoygu, the Russian minister of defense, to discuss defense and security cooperation.Read also: ‘It’s defense diplomacy’: Jokowi defends Prabowo‘s frequent overseas tripslast_img read more


Ellsworth Teams Remain Undefeated

first_img admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Bio This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — On Monday the girls prevailed over Hermon 5-0, getting wins by Grant, Harding, Winkleman and the doubles duos of Wadman and Maloney and White and Rachel Ball.In the boys’ 4-1 victory against the Hawks, Spencer Small and Reese at singles and Toothaker and Tyler Small and Harding and Albee at doubles were winners, with Hermon’s Jacob Reynolds besting Nathan Smith at third singles. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015last_img read more


How Syracuse football can sneak into a bowl game

first_imgWith Syracuse’s (4-7, 2-5 Atlantic Coast) final game of the regular season against Pittsburgh (7-4, 4-3) coming Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Pittsburgh, the Orange needs some help to make a bowl game.Here’s a step-by-step path for SU to make one:Syracuse MUST beat Pittsburgh.The Orange can’t make a bowl at 4-8, but it can at 5-7. To make the rest of this list possible, it must win Saturday at Heinz Field. With Zack Mahoney likely starting at quarterback, SU’s odds aren’t terrific. Betting lines started at the beginning of the week with the Orange as 23.5-point underdogs.There are 15 remaining bowl spots. Those can’t be filled when games finish up early Sunday morning.Currently, there’s exactly 13 five-win teams playing Saturday. Syracuse needs fewer than 15 to qualify for a bowl, forcing bowl games to choose from 5-7 teams to fill the remaining few spots of the 80 in total.Here’s a list of the five-win teams:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFive-win team (future opponents)Southern Methodist (vs. Navy)Boston College (at Wake Forest)Texas (vs. TCU)Indiana (vs. Purdue)Maryland (vs. Rutgers)Northwestern (vs. Illinois)Texas San Antonio (vs. Charlotte)North Texas (at Texas El Paso)Arizona State (at Arizona)Vanderbilt (vs. Tennessee)Ole Miss (vs. Mississippi State)Hawaii (vs. Massachusetts)South Alabama (at Idaho, vs. New Mexico State)SMU, Boston College and Vanderbilt all play teams who have already become bowl eligible. If each team loses, they each become 5-7.One team not on this list, Army, is 6-5, but hasn’t qualified because it has two wins over FCS opponents. It faces Navy on Dec. 10, and a win would make Army bowl eligible. In the case that not enough teams get to six wins, Army would be considered ahead of all five-win teams.Hawaii plays 13 games in 2016 and is currently 5-7. A win gives it precedence over 5-7 teams, but doesn’t make the Rainbow Warriors bowl eligible. A loss eliminates them from bowl contention. They play 2-9 Massachusetts on Saturday at 11 p.m.Syracuse’s academic progress rate has to rank as one of the top few 5-7 teams.Among the teams with five wins, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, North Texas, Boston College, Indiana and Maryland are all ranked ahead of Syracuse in terms of APR. Two four-win teams — Duke and Notre Dame — also have higher APR scores than the Orange. Each team with five wins will get in ahead of Syracuse with a win or loss while the four-win teams each needs a win to then go head-to-head in APR score with Syracuse.Duke faces Miami (7-4) in Florida and Notre Dame has to travel to the Los Angeles Coliseum to face No. 12 USC (8-3).Assuming all 5-6 teams win or lose as expected, Indiana, Maryland, Northwestern, UTSA, UNT, Arizona State, Ole Miss, TCU and South Alabama (at 5-5 the Jaguars face 6-4 Idaho and 3-7 New Mexico to finish the season) should all get in with six wins.After those nine teams, Army would qualify and Hawaii would also qualify with a win over Massachusetts. B.C. and Vanderbilt then would be the top two teams in terms of APR. Assuming Syracuse beats Pittsburgh, which is a relatively big assumption, it would be the next team in as long as both Duke and Notre Dame lose. The Orange could still have one of those two teams win and get in. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 25, 2016 at 12:39 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonatilast_img read more