Demand amnesty for ALL prisoners of conscience BEFORE Sept. 2.
Father Nguyen Van Ly
Father Nguyen Van Ly, who is 69 years old, has spent almost 20 years in Vietnamese prisons, detained for speaking out for religious and human freedom.
This Wednesday, 17,000 of his fellow prisoners are expected to be released in an act of mass amnesty marking Vietnam’s National Day.
Make sure Father Nguyen is one of them.
There are only hours to influence the release of hundreds of unjustly imprisoned activists like Father Nguyen. Join thousands of Amnesty activists all of the world in demanding that Vietnam set all prisoners of conscience free
They have waited long enough.
On this Wednesday, Sept. 2, Vietnam is expected to release as many as 17,000 prisoners in an act of amnesty marking its National Day.
Will human rights activist Father Nguyen Van Ly be among them?
Or social justice blogger Ta Phong Tan?
Or entrepreneur and blogger Tran Huynh Duy Thuc?
For the families of these peaceful, unjustly imprisoned human rights defenders, and ALL prisoners of conscience in Vietnam, speak up today and make that answer, YES!
These imprisoned activists are being held in harsh conditions and serving sentences between two years and LIFE – all for speaking out for peace and justice! Many are in poor health.
Father Nguyen Van Ly is a 69-year-old Catholic priest who has spent around 20 years in prison, detained for calling for respect for human rights and criticizing policies on religion. He suffered a stroke in prison and is in declining health.
Ta Phong Tan is a co-founder of the Free Journalists’ Club of Vietnam. She’s serving a 10-year prison sentence and has been on hunger strike at least three times in protest of the guards’ harsh treatment of her and other political prisoners.
Tran Huynh Duy Thuc is an entrepreneur and blogger who advocates for economic and social reform and respect for human rights. He is serving a 16-year sentence for “attempting to overthrow” the state. He claims he was tortured into confessing.