Save conscience prisoner Tran Huynh Duy Thuc from going on a ‘Hunger Strike Until Death’

[ndlr] Pétition en ligne pour la libération du dissident Tran Huynh Duy Thuc en grève de la faim depuis 8 jours. Pétition mise en ligne par Thao Pham (Australie) sur le site Change.org.

Vietnamese BBC stated on 17th May 2016 that family members confirmed that Tran Huynh Duy Thuc has made a decision to go on a ‘hunger strike until death’ in the Nghe An prison starting on 24th May 2016. This date will mark exactly 7 years since he was imprisoned in Vietnam.

« Tran Huynh Duy Thuc is a blogger, entrepreneur and human rights defender and was arrested in May 2009. He advocates for economic, social and administrative reform, and respect for human rights. In January 2010 he was sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment under Article 79 of the Penal Code (« attempting to overthrow » the state), plus five years’ house arrest on release. During his trial he claimed that he was tortured in detention to force him to confess. » (Source : Ammesty International Australia)

I am writing this petition to request the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Amnesty International, the US president Barack Obama, heads of states of non-communist governments, Vietnamese people and others to take action to save Tran Huynh Duy Thuc’s life by requesting the Vietnamese Government to release him unconditionally.

Please sign this petition and share, thank you.

Lien : Change.org

 

Image « à la une » : Tran Huynh Duy Thuc à son procès en janvier 2010.