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Imprisoned Blogger Ta Phong Tan in Third Week of Hunger Strike

The 88 Project recently learned that Ta Phong Tan, blogger and former police officer currently serving 10 years in prison under Article 88, has been on hunger strike since May 13th, 2015. Tan is protesting the cruel treatment of prisoners. Her sister visited her in prison on June 3, 2015 and reported that Tan is in poor health; this is Tan’s third hunger strike while imprisoned.

Learn more about Ta Phong Tan: https://the88project.com/2015/04/13/profile-of-ta-phong-tan/

Take action for Tan and her fellow prisoners:

1) Share this post on your social media outlets.

2) Tweet at the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Suggested message: @State_DRL #TaPhongTan on hunger strike since May 13 against harsh treatment in jail. Ask #Vietnam to respect rights of #prisoners.

3) Contact the United States Embassy in Vietnam and ask them to urgently inquire about Ta Phong Tan’s health condition, as well continue to press for the better treatment of prisoners and the release of prisoners of conscience:

+84-4-3850-5000, 7 Lang Ha Street, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Suggested message: “I recently learned that Ta Phong Tan, blogger and former police officer currently serving 10 years in prison under Article 88, has been on hunger strike since May 13th, 2015. Tan is protesting the cruel treatment of prisoners. Her sister visited her in prison on June 3, 2015 and reported that Tan is in poor health; this is Tan’s third hunger strike while imprisoned. I urge you to inquire about Ta Phong Tan’s health condition, and continue to press for the better treatment of prisoners and the release of prisoners of conscience.”

3) Contact the President of Vietnam and let him know that you oppose the cruel treatment of prisoners and the detention of peaceful activists:

President Truong Tan Sang, Office of the President, President’s Residence, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

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  1. Freedom of Expression Recap: May 2015 | THE 88 PROJECT
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