Time-Sensitive and Specific Actions
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Newsletter Week of June 4-10
Please take Amnesty International’s Urgent Action for Pham Van Troi, Truong Minh Duc, and Nguyen Trung Ton. You can also take Front Line Defender’s action for Nguyen Trung Ton, Pham Van Troi, Nguyen Bac Truyen, and Truong Minh Duc, calling for their immediate release from prison.
Newsletter Week of May 28-June 3
Take Amnesty International’s Urgent Action for Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, who is suffering from poor health in prison, including pain from curled fingers and toes. Take action for Quynh, demanding that Vietnam release her immediately and provide adequate medical care until her release.
Newsletter Week of May 21-27
Please take action for Tran Huynh Duy Thuc for the occasion of the ninth anniversary of his arrest. We ask you to share the information on his case with your networks, continue to advocate for his release by writing your representatives and the Vietnamese government, write to his family at the address below to support them in their long journey to demand justice for Thuc, as well as donate to the Conscience Foundation with a specific request to support his family.
Tran Huynh Duy Thuc’s family’s contact information:
Tran Van Huynh
439 F8 duong Phan Van Tri
Quan Go Vap
Please also take action for Le Thu Ha. The Conscience Foundation requests 4 million VND/month (approx. US$ 175) for the family to visit Lê Thu Hà and look after Lê Thu Hà’s mother until the time of her release from prison.
Newsletter Week of May 14-20
Amnesty International has released a new Urgent Action for Tran Anh Kim. Kim, a pro-democracy activist and former military officer, is serving a 13-year sentence for his peaceful activities. Kim is in poor health in prison. Please take the Urgent Action, calling on Vietnam to provide him with proper medical care and immediately release him from prison.
Newsletter Week of May 7-13
Take action with Amnesty International for Ho Duy Hai. Hai faces the death penalty for a 2008 charge, but the Committee on Judicial Affairs of the National Assembly urged a review of his case in 2015 due to violations of international legal standards. Despite this, a government official publicly called for Hai’s execution in late 2017. Read more on his case in this article by The Vietnamese.
Newsletter Week of April 30-May 6
Please take Front Line Defenders’s Urgent Appeal for Nguyen Van Hoa, calling on authorities to immediately release him from prison. Download the pdf appeal, here.
Newsletter Week of April 23-29
Amnesty International released an Urgent Action for Hoang Duc Binh, a labor and environmental activist who was sentenced to fourteen years in prison on February 6, 2018. His appeal of his sentence was denied on April 24. Please take the Urgent Action, calling for Binh’s release from prison and protection from mistreatment thereafter.
Newsletter Week of April 9-15
Please share the cases of the four activists sentenced this week, and take action for Nguyen Van Dai and his five co-defendants, as well as Nguyen Trung Truc, Nguyen Van Tuc, and Tran Thi Xuan, with The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture. Use their guide and contact information to write to the Vietnamese government to call for the immediate and unconditional release of the prisoners, the improved treatment of human rights defenders, and Vietnam’s compliance with international human rights agreements.
Newsletter Week of March 5-11
Please take immediate action for Pham Doan Trang to protect her from being arrested by raising concerns with the Vietnamese governments about her arbitrary temporary detention and by sharing the information about her situation.
Send a message of solidarity to Tran Thi Nga through Frontline Defenders. Click on the icon below her photo, here.
Tweet in support of dissident artist Mai Khoi with PEN International.
Newsletter Week of February 12-18
Take PEN International’s action for Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, calling for her immediate release from prison, and Amnesty International’s Urgent Action to demand that Vietnamese authorities ensure that she has access to adequate medical care.
Newsletter Week of February 5-11
Send an Urgent Action appeal from Amnesty International Canada on behalf of Hoang Duc Binh and fellow environmental activist, Bach Hong Quyen, who is wanted by authorities.
Newsletter Week of January 29-February 4
Share Human Rights Watch’s press release demanding the Vietnamese government release and drop charges against Vu Quang Thuan, Nguyen Van Dien, and Tran Hoang Phuc.
Consider contributing to the Doan Ket Fund, a fund established by the NOW! Campaign to support prisoners of conscience in Vietnam. Doan Ket is Vietnamese for solidarity. All donations go directly and entirely to prisoners of conscience and their families or to individuals identified by the NOW! Campaign as at risk of arrest, detention, and imprisonment.
Newsletter Week of January 22-28
Take action for Hoang Duc Binh with Front Line Defenders. Send a letter urging the Vietnamese government to immediately release him and drop all charges against him. Click here to get involved.
You can also take Amnesty International’s Urgent Action for Hoang Duc Binh and Bach Hong Quyen, also an environmental activist who is currently wanted by the Vietnamese authorities.
Newsletter Week of January 15-21
Please take Amnesty International’s Urgent Action for Tran Huynh Duy Thuc. The Action was originally released in 2016, but Thuc continues to suffer from poor health conditions and mistreatment in prison. Please send an appeal on his behalf.
Selected Previous Actions (since December 2017)
Send a message of solidarity to Nguyen Van Dai with Frontline Defenders for the second anniversary of his arrest. Click on “Send a message of solidarity” under his photo here.
Please take Amnesty International’s Urgent Action for Nguyen Bac Truyen, whose location is still unknown almost three months after his arrest.
Share Front Line Defenders’s Urgent Appeal for Nguyen Van Oai ahead of his appeal trial on January 15 (scroll to bottom for pdf).
Please take Frontline Defender’s action in support of Tran Minh Nhat, a human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience. He served four years in prison under Article 79. On August 4, police issued a nation-wide wanted order saying that he had violated the terms of his probation from that sentence. He has faced police harassment and physical attacks since his release from prison in 2015.
Actions You Can Always Take
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