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Happy Birthday, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc!

Tran Huynh Duy Thuc is a successful Vietnamese entrepreneur who often blogged about economic and social conditions in Vietnam. He was arrested in 2009, at first on charges involving theft of telephone wires, and then later under Article 79 of Vietnam’s Penal Code for “attempting to overthrow the government.” His one-day trial was held in conjunction with those of Nguyen Tien Trung, Le Cong Dinh, and Le Thang Long. Thuc was sentenced to an unprecedented sixteen years in prison.

November 29th, one week from today, is Thuc’s birthday. The 88 Project created this video, with the help of Thuc’s family, so that others can learn about his case and about the plight of thousands of people in Vietnam, and throughout the world, who are imprisoned because of their peaceful activism. Please watch the video and share it with your friends and family this holiday season.

Happy Birthday, Thuc! We are thinking of you!

Special thanks to Ella Gancarz and Katarzyna Joanna Zawidzka for their work producing the editing this film.

About kayleedolen (166 Articles)
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4 Comments on Happy Birthday, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc!

  1. Hi ! A great blog ! Happy birthday Thuc, we are thinking about you. Here is our post about you (in french !)
    Cheers everybody

    • Thank you for reading our post and for sharing your post about us! We will be sure to post it on the website!

    • Hello! Would you mind if we translated your post and shared if with our readers, as well as posting the French version?

  2. Great, we’ll be glad to be translated and shared on your blog of course. The more we speak about Thuc, the best it is… !
    We did make a link in our post with your blog and in the future we’ll make more… Thank you !

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  2. Eight Years After His Arrest, Family, Supporters, and International Community Continue to Rally Around Tran Huynh Duy Thuc – THE 88 PROJECT

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