11/15/2018

Urgent Action: Health of Prisoner of Conscience Critical (Viet Nam: UA 195.18)


Nguyễn Văn Túc health is quickly deteriorating to the point where he is fainting on a daily basis, yet the authorities continue to deny him adequate medical treatment and have moved him to a remote prison, making family visits much more difficult. Determined to be a prisoner of conscience, Nguyễn Văn Túc should be immediately and unconditionally released.

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Nguyễn Văn Túc health is quickly deteriorating to the point where he is fainting on a daily basis, yet the authorities continue to deny him adequate medical treatment and have moved him to a remote prison, making family visits much more difficult. Determined to be a prisoner of conscience, Nguyễn Văn Túc should be immediately and unconditionally released.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately provide adequate medical treatment to Nguyễn Văn Túc in full accordance with the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules);
  • Release Nguyễn Văn Túc immediately and unconditionally as he is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for exercising his rights to freedom of peaceful association and expression;
  • Ensure that pending his release, Nguyễn Văn Túc is protected from torture and other ill-treatment including through deliberate denial of adequate medical treatment.

Contact these two officials by 27 December 2018:

State President
Nguyễn Phú Trọng        

Số 2 Hùng Vương, Ngọc Hồ, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 118708, Vietnam
Fax : +844 437 335 256
Email : [email protected]
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador H.E. Ha Kim Ngoc
Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
1233 20th St NW St 400, Washington DC 20036

Phone: 202 861 0737 I Fax: 202 861 0917
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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