Urgent Action: Health of prisoner of conscience critical

Nguyễn Văn Túc health is quickly deteriorating to the point where he is fainting on a daily basis, yet the authorities continue to deny him adequate medical treatment and have moved him to a remote prison, making family visits much more difficult. Determined to be a prisoner of conscience, Nguyễn Văn Túc should be immediately and unconditionally released.


Take action.


Please write immediately in English, Vietnamese or your own language, urging the authorities to:

  • Immediately provide adequate medical treatment to Nguyễn Văn Túc in full accordance with the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules);
  • Release Nguyễn Văn Túc immediately and unconditionally as he is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for exercising his rights to freedom of peaceful association and expression; 
  • Ensure that pending his release, Nguyễn Văn Túc is protected from torture and other ill-treatment including through deliberate denial of adequate medical treatment.  




State President

Nguyễn Phú Trọng

Số 2 Hùng Vương, Ngọc Hồ, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 118708, Vietnam

Fax : +844 437 335 256

Email : webmaster@president.gov.vn     

Salutation: Your Excellency 


Minister of Public Security

Tô Lâm   

44 Yết Kiêu - Hoàn Kiếm - Hà Nội.

Fax: +844 382 318 72

c/o Ministry of Foreign Affair

Email : tuyentruyenbc@mofa.gov.vn

Salutation : Dear Minister


And copies to:

Minister of Foreign Affair

Phạm Bình Minh    

7 Chu Van An street,

Ba Dinh district, Hanoi

Fax : +84-24-3823 4137

Email : tuyentruyenbc@mofa.gov.vn


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.


HIS EXCELLENCY MR THAO VAN NGUYEN Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 12-14 Victoria Road W8 5RD 020 7937 1912 Fax 020 7565 3853 officeldn@vietnamembassy.org.uk www.vietnamembassy.org.uk


Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.



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