Vietnam: Urgent Action: Three Human Rights Defenders Held Incommunicado (Vietnam: UA 24/17)

Within 10 days of each other, three unassociated Vietnamese human rights defenders were arrested in January and are currently being held in incommunicado pre-trial detention. With no access to lawyers, they are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   Trần Thị Nga, a member of the independent Vietnamese Women for Human Rights group, was arrested at her home in […]

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Retired Generals Renew Call for Total Antipersonnel Mine Ban

Human Rights Watch and the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation today challenged President Clinton’s reluctance to join more than 100 other nations in signing a landmine ban treaty in December because of his stated belief that antipersonnel mines are essential to fighting a war in Korea. Drawing on a never-before-publicized fifteen volume set of U.S. Army documents on landmine warfare, […]

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