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Take action to call for Hoàng Thị Minh Hồng’s release and stand in solidarity with all climate defenders. 

Vietnam's bold climate ambitions were achieved through the unwavering efforts of climate defenders like Hồng. The alarming detentions of these brave individuals not only jeopardize climate action within Vietnam but also undermine the country's crucial role as a heavily climate-impacted nation and emerging economy.

We must call for a just and equitable response to climate change, one that empowers civil society to meaningfully participate in the development and monitoring of climate deals, without fear of persecution.

Stand with us as we strive for a better future, where climate justice prevails and all voices are heard.

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Free Hong, Free Them All

Today, as we commemorate the one-year anniversary of the arrest of Hoang Thi Minh Hong, we reflect on the remarkable strength and resilience of individuals like Hong and countless others worldwide.

It's been nearly a year since we joined hands in solidarity for the #FreeHong campaign, alongside our esteemed community of climate justice advocates working towards transparency and accountability in the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP).

The Free Hong campaign remains steadfast in advocating for the rights and freedoms of climate justice activists who are pivotal in the struggle for a just energy transition and upholding human rights. Despite facing daunting challenges and risks, individuals like Hong and Bach continue to inspire us with their unyielding dedication to justice and freedom.

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July 2023 Ghana, Africa

Activists from Africa show solidarity, demanding the release of Hồng.

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News Articles

THE GUARDIAN
Vietnam: outcry after leading climate activist arrested, accused of tax evasion

Critics say allegations against Hoàng Thị Minh Hồng are politically motivated, coming amid similar prosecutions against other environmental activists

THE NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

Vietnam faces criticism for arresting climate activist as it closes clean energy deal

A prominent climate activist in Vietnam was detained on Wednesday in what human rights experts say is the latest case of the country's ruling Communist Party suppressing civil society.

AL JAZEERA

US, UN slam arrest of prominent Vietnamese environmental activist

Hoàng Thị Minh Hồng is the fifth prominent climate rights defender arrested for alleged tax evasion in the last two years.

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

COP28 must uphold rights of climate activists in Asia and beyond

Readers discuss activists’ role in the transition to renewable energy, Hong Kong’s plans to build a third medical school, and confusing date formats in public service messages

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Vietnam’s Climate Prisoners

Together with our friends and allies at the Movement Law Lab and Human Rights Watch, we hosted a webinar at the Climate Week NYC to highlight the importance of protecting climate leaders and deep dive into the troubling pattern of persecution of environmental and climate activists.

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Together with networks of supporters, activists demand to stop the prosecutions of all environmental defenders like Hoàng Thị Minh Hồng.

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Actions Around the World

June 2023, New Zealand

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