Vietnam: Call for Immediate Release of Prisoners of Conscience
Civil Rights Defenders along with six civil society organisations call on the Vietnamese authorities to immediately release two prisoners of conscience Nguyễn Văn Đài and Lê Thu Hà. They were arrested on 16 December 2015 and charged under Article 88 of the Penal Code for ‘Conducting propaganda against the state’. All efforts by family and legal counsel to visit the pair since their arrests have been denied.
For a full transcript of the statement which is signed by the following organisations please click on the link below.
– Civil Rights Defenders
– Amnesty International
– Boat People SOS
– Christian Solidarity Worldwide
– International Commission of Jurists
– VETO! Human Rights Defenders’ Network
– Vietnamese Women for Human Rights
Tags: Prisoners of conscience, SouthEast Asia, and Vietnam.