(28/07(2017). (Report from International Labour Organization (ILO)). Labour migration has been an important factor supporting the growth and development of the South-East Asian region, filling labour shortages in countries of destination and providing much needed employment opportunities for workers in countries of origin. However, in spite of the vital role women and men migrant workers play in increasing the region’s labour market efficiency, they are often subjected to abuses during recruitment and employment and are unable to make use of the social protection benefits to which they are entitled.
This report highlights 36 incidents in which unknown men in civilian clothes beat rights campaigners and bloggers between January 2015 and April 2017, often resulting in serious injuries. Many victims reported that beatings occurred in the presence of uniformed police who did nothing to intervene.
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Index number: ASA 41/4389/2016. Amnesty International has documented at least 84 prisoners of conscience in Viet Nam. They include bloggers, labour and land rights activists, political activists, ethnic and religious minorities, and advocates for human rights and social justice who have either been convicted after unfair trials or are held in pre-trial detention, solely for peacefully exercising their human rights. Prisoners of conscience in Viet Nam are at risk of enforced disappearances; prolonged periods of incommunicado detention and solitary confinement; the infliction of severe physical pain and suffering; the withholding of medical treatment; and punitive prison transfers, as documented in Amnesty International report, Prisons Within Prisons: Torture and Ill-treatment of Prisoners of Conscience in Viet Nam.
Index number: ASA 41/4187/2016. This report documents treatment of prisoners of conscience which violates Viet Nam’s international human rights obligations, including the prohibition on torture. The violations documented include enforced disappearances; prolonged periods of incommunicado detention and solitary confinement; the infliction of severe physical pain and suffering; the withholding of medical treatment; and punitive prison transfers. The report is written on the basis of interviews with men and women released in the past five years but also raises concerns relating to the treatment of some of the country’s current prisoners of conscience, which Amnesty International estimates to be 84 men and women.
Executive Summary Index number: ASA 41/4186/2016. Executive summary for report “Prisons Within Prisons: Torture and Ill-Treatment of Prisoners of Conscience in Viet Nam”, which documents treatment of prisoners of conscience which violates Viet Nam’s international human rights obligations, including.
This 33-page report is based on official Vietnamese media reports and Human Rights Watch interviews with Montagnards seeking asylum abroad. It describes religious and political persecution of Montagnards, highlanders who practice De Ga and Ha Mon forms of Christianity that the government calls “evil way” religions.