Cross-Border Sex Trade Grows in Vietnam

Vietnamese women wait for customers on Vietnam Street in Hekou Yao Autonomous County, Yunnan Province. Photo: IC By The Global Times on February 25, 2014— “As the biggest trade partner of Vietnam, China has expanded business relations with the Southeastern Asian country by opening up its border towns. Every morning in Hekou, Southwest China’s Yunnan … More Cross-Border Sex Trade Grows in Vietnam

VIETNAM: 30 Sentenced to Death for Drug Trafficking in Country’s Biggest Ever Trial

By Jessica Best on January 21, 2014— “Dozens more were jailed after being found guilty of trafficking more than 12 tons of heroin. Getty; Mass trial: Defendants wait to hear their fate in Vietnam Thirty people have been sentenced to death for trafficking heroin and dozens more jailed in Vietnam’s biggest ever drugs trial. A … More VIETNAM: 30 Sentenced to Death for Drug Trafficking in Country’s Biggest Ever Trial

VIETNAM: New Report Highlights Human Rights Achievements

Originally posted on vietnamnet.vn on February 6, 2014— “Vietnam’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report in the second cycle was reviewed at a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) on February 5 in Geneva, Switzerland. The UN Human Rights Council’s session. (Source: VNA) The report stressed the achievements Vietnam has recorded in respecting, … More VIETNAM: New Report Highlights Human Rights Achievements

VIETNAM: Suspects Arrested for Trafficking Baby to China in Northern Vietnam

For http://www.thanhniennews.com on January 20, 2014— Vang Ca Du, 45, is suspected of conspiring with two accomplices to sell his newborn son to a Chinese national on January 13 / PHOTO: VNA “Border guards in the northern province of Lai Chau said on Sunday that they had arrested two people for allegedly selling a newborn to … More VIETNAM: Suspects Arrested for Trafficking Baby to China in Northern Vietnam

VIETNAM: Police Save 5 from Trafficking to China

For http://www.thanhniennews.com on January 26, 2014— “Police in the southern province of Tay Ninh arrested five suspects in a human trafficking case on Friday and rescued five female victims from being sold to China. The five suspects are Nguyen Phuoc Thanh, Pham Thi Hong Thuy, Pham Cao Quy, Nguyen Nhut Tan and Nguyen Thi Nhung. … More VIETNAM: Police Save 5 from Trafficking to China

SEATTLE: Couple Brings Medicine & Self Defense to Sex Abuse Victims in Vietnam

By Stacy Nguyen for Northwest Asian Weekly on January 9, 2014— “On Dec. 15, Seattle natives Thuy Do and her husband, Jesse Robbins, met Linh Doan, director of One Body Village (OBV) in Cambodia. They had a long day ahead. They would visit two villages, where Do, a doctor, would be examining 30 patients. The … More SEATTLE: Couple Brings Medicine & Self Defense to Sex Abuse Victims in Vietnam