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Ambassador Samantha Power on Bui Thi Minh Hang

Bui Thi Minh Hang is one of the twenty women prisoners highlighted in the FreeThe20 Women Political Prisoners and Prisoners of Concern campaign which was launched by the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power in September 2015.

In the Ambassador’s words: “In naming these women, we are also seeking to send a message to the 20 prisoners and their families, and to others like them: We have not forgotten about you. We will keep pressing for your governments to free you. We will continue to remind people of what is lost when you are excluded not only from the conversations like the one coming up in New York, but from your communities and your societies. We will insist on reminding the world how much we lose when your voices are silenced – today and every day that you are behind bars.”

Please check out the video in which Ambassador Power personally told Bui Thi Minh Hang’s story and called for her release:

Source: Ambassador Samantha Power’s Facebook page


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