03/01/2018

Urgent Action Update: Health Fears for Relocated Jailed Activist (Vietnam: UA 233.16)


Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, known as blogger Mẹ Nấm (Mother Mushroom) was secretly moved over 900km away to a prison with deplorable conditions, that is far away from her family. Currently serving a 10-year prison sentence and denied access to her medication, there are serious concerns for her deteriorating health.

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Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, known as blogger Mẹ Nấm (Mother Mushroom) was secretly moved over 900km away to a prison with deplorable conditions, that is far away from her family. Currently serving a 10-year prison sentence and denied access to her medication, there are serious concerns for her deteriorating health.

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

  • Release Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh immediately and unconditionally as she is a prisoner of conscience held solely for her peaceful activities defending and promoting human rights;
  • End prison transfers as a punitive measure and ensure that Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh has access to her lawyer and family members, as well as to adequate medical care at Camp No. 5;
  • Ensure that until she is released, Camp No. 5 treats her in full accordance with the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules), and specifically does not subject her to torture or other ill-treatment, including to poor conditions of detention.

Contact these two officials by 11 April, 2018:

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 Vietnam
1233 20th St NW Suite 400, Washington DC 20036
Fax: 1 202 861 0917  I  Phone: 1 202 861 0737
Email: [email protected] OR
[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 233.16

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