July 31, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Female Activist Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison (Viet Nam: UA 24.17)


Labour and land rights activist Trần Thị Nga was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment on 25 July 2017 for “conducting propaganda” against the state under Article 88 of the Penal Code. She is a prisoner of conscience and should be immediately and unconditionally released.

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Labour and land rights activist Trần Thị Nga was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment on 25 July 2017 for “conducting propaganda” against the state under Article 88 of the Penal Code. She is a prisoner of conscience and should be immediately and unconditionally released.

1) TAKE ACTION

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately release Trần Thị Nga from prison and quash the conviction and sentence against her;
  • Ensure that until she is released, she is treated in full accordance with the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (Nelson Mandela Rules), including promptly providing adequate medical care;
  • Ensure an immediate end to arbitrary arrests, prosecutions, and harassment of human rights defenders and activists. Uphold and facilitate the rights to freedom of association, peaceful assembly and expression.

Contact these two officials by 10 September, 2017:

Prime Minister
Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Prime Minister’s Office
Hà Nội, Việt Nam
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Your Excellency

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

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 24.17
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