Vietnam: Activists on trial as crackdown on peaceful activism continues

[ndlr] Appel d’Amnesty International pour la libération de deux activistes jugés le 12 avril 2018. La répression continue.

Ahead of the separate trials on April 12 of two activists, Nguyễn Viết Dũng and Vũ Văn Hùng, in Viet Nam, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said:

“Nguyễn Viết Dũng is a brave young activist in a country where human rights are under attack. This man has already served time in prison for his peaceful activism once before. To ensure there is no repeat of this injustice, the authorities of Nghệ An province must immediately drop all charges against Dũng and release him immediately.

“Vũ Văn Hùng is a prisoner of conscience who has been held in pre-trial detention on trumped-up, politically motivated charges for several months. He has done nothing but peacefully defend human rights and should never have been detained in the first place.

“After throwing a record number of human rights defenders in jail last year, the Vietnamese authorities have made another deeply troubling statement of intent by bringing these two activists before the courts. It sends a clear signal that there is to be no let-up.”

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Image « à la une » : Nguyen Viet Dung jugé par le tribunal populaire de la province de Nghe An © DR