Global Campaign to Support Democracy Activists in Viet Nam

March 2, 2007

Viet Tan (Vietnam Reform Party) is launching a Global Campaign to Support Democracy Activists in Viet Nam from March 3-11, 2007. In Paris, Oslo, and Canberro Viet Tan join efforts with other organizations in the Vietnamese communities. The campaign was initiated in response to the escalation of human rights and political oppressions by the Vietnamese Communist Authorities upon democracy activists in Vietnam. It involves hunger strikes and peaceful public rallies, candle vigils in many cities around the world, including:

Oslo, Norway – February 27

Paris, France – March 1

Canberra, Australia – March 1

Hamburg, Germany – March 3

San Francisco, USA – March 9

Orange County, USA – March 10

Toronto, Canada – March 11

Washington DC, USA – March 11

Adelaide, Australia – March 3

Tokyo, Japan – March 4

Sacramento, USA – March 9

In November 2006, Viet Tan has alerted the international community that the Vietnamese Communist Regime would carry out massive political oppressions once achieving its goals of successfully gaining entry into the World Trade Organization, establishing Permanent Normal Trade Relation with the United States and having its name withdrew from the list of Countries of Particular Concern.

Two months later, on the eve of the Lunar New Year, the Vietnamese Communist Regime unleashed its plans of terrorism against democracy activists in Hue, mainly targeting at the renowned activist, Father Nguyen Van Ly.

Meanwhile, numerous Vietnamese democracy activists are suffering in prison such as the case of Journalist Nguyen Vu Binh, whose health is deteriorating due to being denied of basic medical care; others whose their whereabouts are currently unknown, include Mr. Hong Trung, Mr. Huynh Viet Lang, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Long, Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Quang, Mr. Truong Quoc Huy, Mr. Nguyen Tan Hoanh, Mr. Tran Quoc Hien, Mr. Vu Hoang Hai, Mr. Pham Ba Hai…etc.

For those courageous democracy activists who are facing a brutal and dictatorial Vietnamese Communist Regime; for the cause of Human Rights, Freedom and Democracy that we are all cherished, Viet Tan is appealing to all people to take action and to stand in solidarity in supporting the Global Campaign To Support Democracy Activists In Viet Nam .


Angelina Do