December 22, 2015

Vietnam: Release Lê Thu Hà (UA 297/15)




Vietnamese lawyer Lê Thu Hà, a human rights activist, was arrested on 16 December, at the same time as prominent human rights lawyer Nguyễn Văn Đài, a colleague. No other activists have been allowed to see her, and she is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. 
1) Please write immediately in Vietnamese, English or your own language:
  • Urging the authorities to release Lê Thu Hà immediately and unconditionally as she is a prisoner of conscience detained solely for exercising her right to freedom of expression and promoting human rights; 
  • Urging them to ensure that she is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment;
  • Urging them to treat her in accordance with the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners and to ensure that she is given full access to lawyers of her choice, her family and any medical attention she may require.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.

3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 297/15” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.