Eight dissenters are International Award
Hellman Hammett Human Rights - 2011
THE TRUTH - JUSTICE - LOVE
Vietnam's communist government to human rights violations by the continued use of some confusion in the criminal code for a wrongfully convicted of two dissident Nguyen Trung Ton is the pastor and writer Ho Thi Bich Khuong, she also was one of 48 writers in the world this year was awarded the Hellman Hammett an annual human rights prize awarded to writers around the world to honor those who, according to the monitoring organization Human Rights International is the victim of political persecution cases or abuse of human rights seriously. But the reputation is a public trial and democracy but that democracy is just a disguised envelope, artificially blinded to deceive public opinion at home and abroad as the verdict was predetermined and allowing defense attorneys argued indicative forms did not have any impact with the trial judge's.
Before increasing pressure from the international community and from the harsh criticism from the International Human Rights Organization, the government of Vietnam has applied these methods increasingly more tricks, more sophisticated in order to cover cover all violations of their human rights. But even deceitful tricks to wherever, the party leader and dictator of Vietnam Communist state can not cover up the truth of their wrongdoing because the core of the problem is still arrested, detained and imprisonment of people holding an unauthorized manner when they exercise their right to freely express their political opinions peacefully, a basic legal rights of citizens were protected by law through specific provisions in 69 of the Constitution of the Republic of Vietnam, Socialist and amendments issued since 1992 and in 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations.
Government of Vietnam can not continue to quibble over human rights violations covered by the act of sin in their deception to continue to apply the terms of ambiguity in the criminal code. Freedom of speech is a fundamental right of all legitimate national recognition without any difference in perception for each country is the representation of the people is a fundamental right moderate, the conviction they are detrimental to national security or conspiracy to overthrow the government as in the thing about 258, Article 88 and Article 79 of the Criminal Code that the Communist authorities often pressure to imprisonment of dissidents is entirely unfounded and unacceptable. Hanoi authorities should be aware that the trend of democratization of the global current or the party leaders and the communist state to change attitudes and behavior to fit their world movement or that they will face increasing pressure from the National Democracy in the world and even face to face with the opposition on a widespread social and ethnic communities, the patriot , love freedom and democracy in Vietnam.
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The sentence "not convinced"
Quynh Chi, RFA reporter, Bangkok
The trial against Mrs. Ho Thi Bich Khuong and Pastor Nguyen Trung Ton on charges of "propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam" under Article 88 of the Penal Code Vietnam had just ended Thursday morning.
Ms. Ho Thi Bich Khuong (white) son Nguyen Trung Duc
Ho Thi Lan and her sister in 2009 photos later
she was arrested so far. Source Blog HungViet
The trial court held in Nghe An Provincial People's Dist. Vinh, lasted four hours. Lawyer Ha Huy Son, who defended Ms. Ho Thi Bich Khuong and Pastor Nguyen Trung Ton, said the results which he said the verdict was "not convinced" immediately after the trial ended:
"The trial has just ended with the result that five years in prison and three years probation for Ms. Khuong. And two years in prison, two years probation for Pastor Ton. I'm not happy about the results and did not find convincing the trial of two from my client. "
According to Ha Huy Son Lawyer, although the trial open to the public but there are drawbacks. According to the Lawyer, although he was told everything to defend, but that does not affect the court's decision, even have their shortcomings:
"This is a public hearing as a witness. However, I find that people are not free to attend. Even for a relative of the accused, I must also tell the presiding trial to protect them. In court, I also used the provisions of the law of Vietnam as the criminal law to protect my clients.
I see that in this case, the proceedings did not comply with what is stipulated in the law. I have been presented in court that point but it does not have much effect. "
As for the accused family, even though today is the day of the hearing, but both Pastor Ton and her family Bich Khuong did not receive notice to attend the hearing that they be informed of the lawyer Ha Huy Son as defense counsel. Contrary to the trial of the other dissidents, although no notice, but relatives of the two characters were attending when they show the ID papers. In total, Ms. Khuong has two families who attended Mrs. Ho Thi Lan and Ms. Ho Thi Bich Hue. Ms. Lan said:
"Upon arrival, when we show the ID papers, they permited us getting in. My family has two and family of Pastor Ton have two people. Left, from the inside out is the police all ".
Pastor Nguyen Trung Ton
(before being arrested in late 2010).
Pastor Ton Family with Nguyen Thi Lanh, his wife and his son, Nguyen Trung Nghia Trong attended. Nghia said, inside the court room of about 170 uniformed police and plainclothes.
"During the trial, in addition to relatives and Lawyer Ha Huy Son, about 170 police. I count it see paragraph 100 uniformed police, there are about 50 ¬ - 60 plainclothes police to manage the trial. But outside, there were over 200 police anymore. "
Fighting corruption is against the state?
Talking about the health status of the Pastor Nguyen Trung Ton and Ms. Ho Thi Bich Khuong, he Mr. Nghia said his father surface, he looks leaner and is full of wounds, and she looks older then Bich Khuong and mental instability seems the. He means that, at trial, Ms. Bich Khuong has repeatedly criticized the Communist Party and elements of corruption in the country. Also, before sentencing, she sing the song "Crying for the petitioners."
"Pending sentencing, the Uncle Khuong sang several songs including the song" Crying for petitioners' Uncle so he was taken out waiting sentencing. "
According to his definition, at the trial, all three of his and Ms. Bich Khuong admit certain not against the state.
"Uncle Bich Khuong is determined not guilty, but my father would get wrote the articles on the net but he said that that article was not against the criticism that only the Communist Party of Vietnam and criticizing those who corruption, looting of the people. "
Hellman Hammet Award in 2011 was awarded to:
Le Tran Law Attorney, Ms. Ho Thi Bich Khuong,
blogger Ta Phong Tan, writer Nguyen Xuan Nghia
(left and top to bottom) RFA file
Hearing closed at 12 noon. Pastor Nguyen Trung Ton and Ms. Ho Thi Bich Khuong was convicted under subparagraph C, paragraph 1 of Article 88 of the Penal Code of Vietnam. The most severe punishment in this frame is 12 years.
Please be repeated, the Pastor Nguyen Trung Ton, 40, and Ms. Ho Thi Bich Khuong, 44, was arrested on in Nam Dan, Nghe An on Jan. 15 this year. Then, on 17/01/2011, police searched the house in Thanh Hoa Ton MS without review and order the confiscation of computers, the religious material and talking about Jesus disk 212. During the detention period, the two characters are allowed to visit farming.
Pastor Nguyen Trung Ton and Ms. Ho Thi Bich Khuong are members or former members of block 8406, a political organization established and operating in Vietnam. According to family sources, the trouble from the government, Pastor Ton has applied to withdraw from the 8406 block last year.
In case of Ms. Ho Thi Bich Khuong beginning, she is a unjust people and later participate in speaking up for petitioners.
This is the time of her arrest Monday. April 2007, she was arrested at an Internet cafe in Nghe An and sentenced two years in prison for "abusing democratic freedoms infringe upon state interests" under Article 258 of the Penal Code. This year, Ms. Ho Thi Bich Khuong was one of 48 writers around the world were awarded the annual Hellman / Hammett, is an award given to writers around the world, whose organization Human Tracking rights for victims of political persecution or human rights abuse.
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