Urgent Action update: Ongoing punishment for prisoner of conscience in Vietnam

Human rights defender Trần Thị Nga is being punished by prison authorities, for ‘not following prison principles’, without any reason being provided. Prohibited from seeing her family, and only allowed one heavily restricted phone call per month, there are grave concerns for her well-being. Detained since January 2017, Tran Thi Nga is a prisoner of conscience and must be immediately and unconditionally released.

Please write immediately in Vietnamese, English or your own language, calling Viet Nam’s authorities to:
▪ Release Trần Thị Nga immediately and unconditionally, as she is a prisoner of conscience detained solely for peacefully exercising her rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly;
▪ Ensure that pending her release, she is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and all allegations are effectively investigated impartially and independently and those responsible are brought to account;
▪ End prison transfers as a punitive measure and ensure that Trần Thị Nga has regular access to her family and lawyer of her choice, as well as to the adequate medical care she may require.

State president
Nguyễn Phú Trọng
2 Hùng Vương, Ba Đình,
Hà Nội, Việt Nam.
Fax: +844 3733 5256
Email: webmaster@president.gov.vn
Salutation: Your Excellency

Prison Director
Nguyễn Đình Ba
Trung tâm Ayon,
Trại giam Gia Trung,
Thị trấn Mang Yang, tỉnh Gia Lai,
Việt Nam
Salutation: Dear Director

And copies to:
Minister of Public Security
Tô Lâm 44 Yết Kiêu St.
Hoàn Kiếm District,
Hà Nội, Việt Nam
Fax: +844 382 318 72 c/o Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Email: ttll.mfa@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. This is the first update of UA 155/18. Further information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa41/8965/2018/en/

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