G20 Summit: open letter to the Vietnamese Prime Minister to release prisoners of conscience

As Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc arrives in Hamburg, Germany, for the 12th meeting of the G20 Summit from 7-8 July, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and over 40 personalities and civil society organizations from all over the world call on Vietnam to release three prominent prisoners of conscience, Buddhist dissident Thích Quảng Độ, human rights lawyer Nguyễn Văn Đài and Buddhist environmentalist Đỗ Thị Hồng.

In an Open Letter, whose signatories include GCRL President Amb. Giulio Terzi, to the Vietnamese Prime Minister made public today, the organizations expressed denounced the detention and ill-treatment of prisoners of conscience in Vietnam” andrequest their immediate and unconditional release, and the release of all other prisoners of conscience detained in Vietnam”.

Read the Open Letter 

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