03/01/2018

Urgent Action Update: Maximum Prison Sentence for Anti-Formosa Activist (Vietnam: UA 126.17)


Environmental activist Hoàng Đức Bình was sentenced to 14 years in prison for criticizing the Formosa disaster and government-critical blogging; one of the harshest sentences ever delivered to a Vietnamese activist. He has been detained since his arrest on 15 May 2017.

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Environmental activist Hoàng Đức Bình was sentenced to 14 years in prison for criticizing the Formosa disaster and government-critical blogging; one of the harshest sentences ever delivered to a Vietnamese activist. He has been detained since his arrest on 15 May 2017.

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

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Hoàng Đức Bình, a prisoner of conscience, and quash his conviction, which is solely based on his peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression;
  • Pending his release, ensure that Hoàng Đức Bình is protected from torture and other ill-treatment and is allowed frequent and regular access to his family, his lawyer, and adequate medical care;
  • Ensure an immediate end to all form of harassment, prosecution and punishment of human rights defenders and activists on the basis of their peaceful activism.

Contact these two officials by 10 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 126.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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