05/17/2018

Urgent Action: Serious Health Concerns For Prisoner of Conscience (Viet Nam: UA 101.18)


Trần Anh Kim was convicted and sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment for “carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the Peoples’ administration” in 2016. At 69 years of age, his health is deteriorating and according to his wife, “may not survive his lengthy imprisonment” as authorities have denied him adequate medical care. A prisoner of conscience, Trần Anh Kim must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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Trần Anh Kim was convicted and sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment for “carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the Peoples’ administration” in 2016. At 69 years of age, his health is deteriorating and according to his wife, “may not survive his lengthy imprisonment” as authorities have denied him adequate medical care. A prisoner of conscience, Trần Anh Kim must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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

  • Release Trần Anh Kim immediately and unconditionally as he is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for peacefully exercising his rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, association and expression;
  • Ensure that pending his release, Trần Anh Kim is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, including through deliberate denial of adequate medical treatment;
  • Provide immediately adequate medical treatment to Trần Anh Kim according to the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules), Rule 24.

Contact these two officials by 27 June, 2018:

State President
Trần Đại Quang
Số 2 Hùng Vương, Ba Đình,
Hà Nội, Việt Nam
Fax: +844 437 335 256
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear State President

Ambassador H.E. Pham Quang Vinh,
Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
1233 20th St NW Ste 400 Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 1 202 861 0737 I Fax: 1 202 861 0917
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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