Vietnamese historical Researcher Association in Europe
website: http://www.truclamyentu.info; http://www.quansuvn.info
Open Letter to :
- The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
c/o Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
8-14, avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland e-mail: [email protected]
- Mr. Lewis Gordon, Director, The Environmental Defender Law Center - EDLC
407 W. Koch St.
Bozeman, MT 59715 , USA email : [email protected]
Subject : The government of Vietnam groundlessly detain the activists for democracy and human rights in Vietnam.
We, the undersigned, on behalf of the Vietnamese people in country and oversea and our Vietnamese Historial Researcher Association in Europe respectfully thank you for your appeals and urges the Vietnamese government to release Dr. Cù Huy Hà Vũ and “accord him an enforceable right to compensation.” Your action is very significant to Vietnameses and international spheres concerned to the seriously deteriorated human rights, freedoom of religion, democracy in Vietnam.
By the way, we would like to send to you this open letter to alert about other cases of political prisoners, prisoners of conscience and victims of injustice were jailed by the Vietnamese government. In defiance of international laws, this regime arbitrarily uses the law of jungle to seize and jail them in harsh, dubious and groundless circumstances.
Following is the list of the typical political prisoners, prisoners of conscience and victims of injustice :
1/ Mr Nguyễn Hữu Cầu : ex-captain of the late South Vietnam Army, jailed of 36 years, dim sight, seriously deteriorated health.
Based on these arbitrary seizures and imprisonments, the government of the Socialistic Republic of Vietnam obviously violated the Right to Liberty and Security of Persons under Articles 9 and 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of which Vietnam is a member.
Besides, we must deal with hundreds, perhaps thousands of other political prisoners, prisoners of conscience and victims of injustice were and shall be actively interfered by international communities in order to urge the government of Vietnam to release them right away and unconditionally so they soon reunite with their families before Christmas 2011.
We do wish you using your power to alert to 196 other members of the United Nations about the perennial imprisonments, arbitrary seizures, secret kidnaps, maltreatings, tortures of the dissidents by the government of the Socialistic Republic of Vietnam; these dissidents are patriotic and devoted for the freedom of religion, human rights, democracy and protecting innocent civilians and our country before the danger of a invasion by Communist China.
We also would like to propose the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and The Environmental Defender Law Center sending a fact-finding group to Vietnam to investigate these serious violations of human rights carried out by the government of Communist Vietnam; and concurrently to meet these political prisoners, prisoners of conscience and victims of injustice.
We wish the Vietnamese in country and oversea and international communities who always concern to human rights, freedom, democracy, egality and truth signing this open letter to canvass for the appeal and intervention of the UN Group on Arbitrary Detention and The Environmental Defender Law Center. The first open letter shall be sent to these two organizations before November 24; and the second ones before December 09 (before we commemorate International Day of Human Rights on December 10) .
Europe, November 11 , 2011 .
1/ Vietnamese Historial Researcher Association in EUROPE .
2/ Trúc Lâm Nguyễn Việt Phúc Lộc, SWITZERLAND.
3/ Lê Thị Lễ, MD, USA.
4/ Prof. Nguyễn Thị Hiền, SWITZERLAND.
5/ Prof. Phan Thị Độ, AUSTRALIA.
6/ Long Nguyen, The Red Beret Family, CANADA.
7/ Phạm Trần Anh, Chairman, The Vietnamese Political Prisoner&Religion Frendship Association, USA.
8/ Đỗ Long, The National Vietnam Association, Philadelphia PA, USA
9/ Vương Thiên Vũ, The Vietnamese Refugee , AUSTRALIA .
10/ Giang Hong, GERMANY.
10/ Lý Trung Tín, Director of Dan Van Magazine, http://tapchidanvan.wordpress.com/GERMANY.
11/ Lư thị Thu Trang, Member of the Office of Bloc 8406 in VIETNAM.
12/ Lư thị Thu Duyên, Member of the Office of Bloc 8406 in Boston/Massachusetts, USA.
13/ Lê ngọc Thanh, USA.
14/ Nguyễn Huỳnh Mai, ex-officer of the late South Vietnam, ex-political prisoner, VIETNAM.
15/ Mr and Mrs Nguyễn bình Huyên, FRANCE.
16/ Pharmacist Phạm Đăng, Union des Electeurs d'Origine Asiatiques, FRANCE.
17/ Tom Han, USA.
18/ Điệp mỹ Linh, USA.
19/ Ai Dang Vu. MD, FRANCE.
20/ Thiên Kim, FRANCE.
21/ Trượng Nguyễn, USA.
22/ Sirbing, USA.
23/ Thomas pham,USA.
24/ Master Nguyễn Thanh Liêm, Member of The Third Great Universal Religious Amnesty, Holy See Of Tay Ninh, Member of The Advisory Board of Bloc 8406 Overseas, USA.
25/ Chinh Nguyên, USA.
26/ Đông Anh, USA.
27/ Tâm Thơ, USA.
28/ Trần Quốc Kháng, USA.
29/ Giang Thiên Tường, USA.
30/ Mạc Phương Đình, USA.
31/ Dương Huê Anh, USA.
32/ Nhật Hồng Nguyễn Thanh Vân, USA.
33/ Huệ Thu, USA.
34/ Cẩm Hà, USA.
35/ Sử Thiên Nam, USA.
36/ Lu Hà (GERMANY)
37/ Khanh VU DUC, LL.L., LL.B., MPA, Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public VDK LAW OFFICE, CANADA.
38/ Ho Van Dinh, USA.
39/ Colonel TRAN Thomas, USA.