U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, author of human rights bill for Vietnam
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Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2012 bearing number HR 1410 sponsored by Rep. Smith U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a positive signal for democracy activists in Vietnam and bring lots of good hope nice for the people in Vietnam and abroad. As citizens of Vietnam, no one in the country we wish to be isolated, with financial institutions or subjected to unequal treatment from the International or from other countries in the region. However, the human rights situation worsening because of the serious violations of human rights by totalitarian communist government of Vietnam, the U.S. government and its allies in the region and international pressure placing sanctions, economic sanctions or isolation in the diplomatic relationship with Vietnam is a good thing to do.
In recent years, the communist state government of Vietnam has increased the fierce crackdown against peaceful opposition voices in the country, many young activists, Catholic Religion, the bloggers, journalists, writer ... the government of Vietnam has conducted secretly to kidnap, not through the legal procedures and did not comply with the legal provisions of the state. The government blatantly self inalienable rights should be ready to take all the crack arrest and detention illegal residents, despite public opinion and citizens despite human morality. The government is trying to protect their rule in any way, and not give up any bad tricks before any special concerns during globalization trend Democratic in the world today.
A series of pressing the case in public opinion back to the detention as Father Nguyen Van Ly during his state of health was not good due to illness. Blogger Dieu Cay, a member of the club the freelance journalist who has done 2 ½ years in jail on charges of alleged "tax evasion" from 2010 to now has not been freed. He continued with the Vietnam government detained on charges of other alleged "propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam under Article 88 of the Criminal Code. But not for himself fair treatment, not make arrests in accordance with the law and is now no one, including family his wife and children to be informed where he is being held, how health status and alive or dead? opinion expressed concern about the current information he had lost arms and so far this has not been elucidated.
As a rule of law, the communist government of Vietnam can not act arbitrarily invisible law. Particularly serious are the actions captured the sense of "kidnapping, intimidation" and failing to notify their whereabouts and health status of the accused. This was contrary to the provisions of law and human morality, the nature of work not different as terrorist actions, as bandits and current International terrorists who have been being world condemnation and curse. We hope that the leaders of the party and the communist government of Vietnam has now come to wake up, need to see what is happening in Burma as an honorable achievement as aspiration Freedom democracy of the people have awakened the conscience of the Burmese leader, and truly is the country and its people towards Burma comes close to the prosperity and prosperous future.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
U.S. bill 'Vietnam Human Rights in 2012' be adopted initially
Wednesday afternoon, Congressman Chris Smith, Chairman of the Sub-Committee in charge of human rights and Africa, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee convened a meeting to announce his committee passed the bill on Human Rights in Vietnam in 2012, as amended, from a previous bill.
Huy Phuong - VOA
Photo: VOA - Ha Vu
Congressman Chris Smith (center) at the announcement to pass the bill
on Human Rights in Vietnam in 2012
In this meeting, Congressman Smith said the government of Vietnam continues to serious violations of fundamental human rights of their own people, so his committee required to sponsor the bill "Vietnam Human Rights 2012, "number is HR 1410.
He said one reason the subcommittee passed the bill two weeks ago, sub-committee has heard a number of witnesses to present the human rights abuses by the government of Vietnam, the number of witnesses Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang, Director of the rescue boat people, who have been to Thailand recently to investigate human rights violations in Vietnam.
Congressman Smith said the special hearing, the subcommittee has heard the voice of a woman Vietnam fought bravely for their rights and of fellow scene, has been a trafficking who goes to Jordan with the complicity of officials in Vietnam.
Rep. Smith said that the committee has had the heartbreaking images of the evidence that those who were tortured, pictures Vietnam soldiers burned a village of the Protestant minority.
He said it was time the U.S. government should send a clear message to the regime of Vietnam is that they need to stop human rights violations against their own citizens.
Bill HR 1410 prohibits aid for humanitarian purposes not for the government of Vietnam at the current level, unless the increase in aid for programs such as economic, environmental and military commensurate with the funding for programs serving human rights and promote democracy in Vietnam.
The bill also prohibits the aid not humanitarian purposes if the President does not certify to Congress is that Vietnam has significantly improved its human rights record, specifically the release of all political prisoners and religion, protection of freedom of assembly, freedom to express religious faith, and freedom of association.
Previously, the bill for Vietnam Human Rights sub-committee was proposed by Congressman Smith twice, both through the House, but to bring the Senate has not debated.
When asked about this, whether the bill has been "soaked" in the Senate or not, Mark Kearny and experts of the committee said that this committee has the ways and words to be hopeful about it will not happen.
Also in this meeting, Congressman Smith announced his committee also approved legislation to help victims of drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, especially Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Kenya.