On 7 September 2018, Huang Qi, founder of the Tianwang rights website and active HRD, have been subject to physical violence and deprivation under custody as a way of forcing him to admit his crimes.
On 17 August 2018, Tran Thi Nga, jailed Vietnamese human rights defender, was reportedly beaten and threatened in prison.
On 12 July 2018, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known as Mother Mushroom, a Jailed Vietnamese blogger, has begun a hunger strike in prison, citing authorities’ refusal to transfer her to a cell away from a hostile and threatening cellmate.
On 10 June 2018, Muhammad Yusuf, a journalist who wrote about land disputes and was critical of il palm plantation company PT Multi Sarana Agro Mandiri (MSAM) died in police custody.
Vietnam: Over 100 People Arrested, Tortured in HCM City on Sunday amid Efforts to Halt Public Protest
June 18, 2018
On 17 June 2018, over 100 protesters detained and arrested to deter them from holding public demonstrations which aim to protest the bill on Special Economic Zones and the approval of the law on Cyber Security. Many of protesters taken to custody reported having been beaten and tortured.
Vietnam: Many Vietnamese Protestors Say They Were Beaten in Custody, Numerous Others Still Held in Police Stations
June 13, 2018
On 10 June 2018, authourities cracked down against peaceful demonstrations who were protesting the two bills on Special Economic Zones and Cyber Security.
On 11 May 2018, Xu Lin, a Chinese musician arrested on public order charges for singing about late Nobel peace laureate and political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, has been sent to hospital, sparking concerns that he may have been tortured or mistreated while in a police detention center.
On 23 April 2018, it was revealed that Dao Quang Thuc, Retired teacher who was arrested on October 5 last year on allegation of subversion, has been tortured and inhumanely treated in pre-trial detention, the family informed Defend the Defenders.
Vietnam: Nguyen Van Tuc, former prisoner of conscience, suffering health problems in detention
March 19, 2018
On March 14, it was reported that Nguyen Van Tuc, former prisoner of conscience and key member of the unregistered Brotherhood for Democracy, is suffering several serious diseases such as heart disease, hemorrhoid, chronic keratitis due to the poor conditions in pre-trial detention. He has also been denied access to his lawyer and has been apointed a new one.
Vietnam: Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Mother Mushroom in Poor Health
February 12, 2018
On Feb 7 2018, Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, was visited by her mother, who found her in poor health. Authorities have refused to allow family members to provide her with medication, her mother said Wednesday.