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Newsletter Week of May 29-June 4

Please take Amnesty International’s Urgent Action for Hoàng Đức Bình – arrested on May 15, and Bạch Hồng Quyền – facing a nation-wide wanted notice. The two activists are being targeted by the Vietnamese government for having raised concerns about 2016 environmental disaster caused by the Formosa steel plant in central Vietnam and assisted affected local fishermen to seek justice.

Newsletter Week of May 1-May 7

May 5, 2017 marked the third anniversary of bloggers Nguyễn Hữu Vinh – Anh Ba Sàm and Nguyễn Thị Minh Thúy’s arrest. While Thúy was just released upon serving the full three-year sentence, Nguyễn Hữu Vinh remains in jail and is not due to be released until May 2019. Please sign PEN America’s open letter on behalf of Nguyễn Hữu Vinh and Nguyễn Thị Minh Thúy, urging the Vietnamese authorities to “appeal the Higher People’s Court Decision before the Supreme People’s Court, and to ask that their sentences be overturned.”

Newsletter Week of April 24-April 30

Please take Amnesty International’s Urgent Action for Trần Thị Nga and two other activists, Nguyễn Văn Hóa and Nguyễn Văn Oai, as well as the  Urgent Action for blogger Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh. Held incommunicado detention without access to a lawyer or their families, they are at risk of torture and ill-treatment.

Newsletter Week of April 17-April 23

Please take Amnesty International’s Urgent Action for blogger Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh – Mẹ Nấm: “Human rights defender Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, known as blogger Mẹ Nấm (Mother Mushroom) was arrested on 10 October 2016 and has been charged with ‘conducting propaganda’ against the state under Article 88 of Viet Nam’s Penal Code. She is at risk of torture and ill-treatment.”​

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