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International pressure continue weighing on Vietnam after condemns wrong for two patriotic musicians, Viet Khang and Tran Vu Anh Binh at the hearing on 30 last Oct, 2012. The public opinion in the country and International specially attention on the case above when the composition of both of them was written up to strip the injustice in social of Vietnam today and encourage patriotism of the people against those who aggressor Chinese aggression and illegal occupation of the Paracel and Spratly islands of Vietnam. However, the Vietnamese communist authorities then arrested and sentenced to two patriotic musicians above on charges of alleged (accused of propaganda against the State) under article 88 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, one of the terms were explained vaguely that has been criticized and condemned by International.
After the United States, after the European Union Community, followed by the Committee to Protect the Rights of the Philippines and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), a non-governmental organization active in the field of Human Rights and the Organization oldest organizations established throughout the world, with wide open network includes 164 member organizations in more than 100 countries, opposed the and denunciations trial and harsh sentence for for two musicians Viet Khang patriotic and Tran Vu Anh Binh on charges of "propaganda against the State" is the latest evidence that the Vietnamese government is escalating in the infringement of freedom of expression, the legal right of people and flagrant violations of International Human Rights Law. This shows that the International Community is increasingly more attention, deeper, and more powerful than before the increased repression serious people from the communist government of Vietnam.
As recommended by the United States Embassy and the latest press release on 01 Nov, 2012 just across from the U.S. State Department, the Government of Vietnam as a member of the United Nations, should have responsibility and obligation to comply with the provisions of International Human Rights, and at the same time quickly freed immediately not only for the two patriotic musicians who just were convicted mentioned above, but also to release all all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience who was Vietnam's communist authorities imprisoned the wrong way for years. We hope that before the practical and strong pressure from the International Community, the leaders of the Vietnamese Communist Party and the government will have to change its full of unruly behavior and truly respect the legal fundamental rights of people. Home is having home's rules. Nation is having Nation's rules. The communist government of Vietnam can not continue to ignore international public opinion and forever hand covering the whole sky. A government wants to survive long term, is that government must really be a constitutional government and always meet the legitimate aspirations of the people.
News / Việt Nam
America are concerned before the prison sentence of Vietnamese artist Viet Khang, Tran Vu Anh Binh
Deputy State Department spokesman Mark Toner emphasized Hanoi prohibit freedom of expression of citizens that most recent example is the case of Viet Khang and Anh Binh is not consistent with international standards of human rights
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United States on 1/11 press release expressed concern before the Vietnam convicted and sentenced two Vietnamese artist Viet Khang and Tran Vu Anh Binh on charges of 'propaganda against the state'.
Viet Khang sentenced to 4 years in prison and Anh Binh consular 6 years in prison on 30/10 after composing the song against China invaded the South China Sea, to question the conduct of the authorities, and reflect inequalities Assembly, the songs that the Hanoi government is 'anti-state'.
Deputy State Department spokesman, Mark Toner, said the verdict of the two young musicians are the latest actions of the Vietnamese government in a series of arrests and convicted those who can only express personal views peacefully.
Mr Toner said the Hanoi prohibit freedom of expression of citizens that the most recent example is the case of Viet Khang and Anh Binh is not consistent with international standards of human rights.
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The statement posted on the website of the U.S. State Department said before declining human rights situation in Vietnam, the United States called the Hanoi government to recognize this fact and correction, expressed through actions such as the release of two musicians Viet Khang, Tran Vu Anh Binh and all prisoners of conscience immediately and comply with commitments to respect international human rights.
Before that, on the day of Vietnam sentenced musicians Viet Khang and Anh Binh, U.S. Embassy in Hanoi has criticized Vietnam stifle free speech rights of citizens and calling for the release of the persons imprisoned for expressing dissent with the government.
FIDH: the prison sentence for Viet Khang, England Binh violation of international human rights law
Musician Viet Khang (left) was sentenced to four years in prison and two years of probation, musicians Tran Vu Anh Binh, 37, was sentenced to six years in prison and two years of probation
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organization named Commission to protect human rights Vietnam co-accused trials and harsh sentences against two Vietnamese artists Viet Khang and Tran Vu Anh Binh charges of 'propaganda against the state' is the latest evidence that the escalating of Vietnam in violation the freedom of expression of citizens and flagrant violations of international human rights law.
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Press release of the popular Union on 2/11 quoted speech of the President of FIDH, Souhayr Belhassen, said that member states signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Vietnam should have responsibility and obligation to protect the freedom to express ideas of citizens through all forms of art including, according to article 19 of the Convention.
Mr. Vo Van Ai, President of the Committee to Protect Vietnamese human rights based in France, emphasized Hanoi must immediately destroy judgments and released unconditionally Viet Khang and Mr. Binh same all the prisoners other people in prison just because enforcement has the right to freedom of expression peacefully.
Mr. Vo Van Ai said:
"Hearing of two musicians Viet Khang and Tran Vu Anh Binh can not happen but it has happened in Vietnam. Two musicians only vocal music teachers on the home which is now sentenced to 4 years and 6 years is a too unreasonable, suggesting that the Hanoi government human rights violations before the creation of the artist . We strongly oppose this project. We love books Hanoi to demonstrate its respect for human rights by releasing the two musicians Viet Khang and Vu Anh Tran Binh. Today, we (Commission to protect human rights Vietnam) joint statement with the International Federation of Human Rights. We will work in the United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of speech issue and the Action Group Against Arbitrary Detention to require defense of these two musicians. "
In recent years, dozens of people imprisoned on charges of 'propaganda against the state', 'activities aimed at overthrowing the government' or 'abusing democratic freedoms' in Vietnam after the active advocate for human rights, land rights of the people, the rights of workers, calling for democratic reforms, for or against China and the behavior of the government.
International Federation for Human Rights as a union of non-governmental organizations active in the field of human rights, one of the international human rights organization founded oldest in the world, with 164 member organizations in more than 100 countries.
Two Vietnamese artists Viet Khang and Tran Vu Anh Binh was sentenced to 10 years in prison amid a wave of strong criticism in the world before the human rights violations of the Hanoi government had barely subsided after a 26-year prison sentence of blogger Dieu Cay, Ta Phong Tan, and AnhbaSG last September on charges of 'propaganda against the state'.
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