July 12, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Ten Years In Prison For Human Rights Defender (Viet Nam: UA 233.16)


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Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, also known as blogger Mẹ Nấm (Mother Mushroom), was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment on 29 June 2017 for “conducting propaganda” against the state under Article 88 of the Penal Code. She is currently held incommunicado, preventing her lawyers from finalizing her appeal.

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;
    Immediately reveal the whereabouts of Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh and ensure that she has access to a lawyer, her family, and adequate medical care;
  • Ensure that until she is released, she is treated in accordance with the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, and specifically is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment.

Contact these two officials by 23 August, 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 233.16
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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