Thứ Bảy, 10 tháng 11, 2012

UN accused Vietnam of violating international law



The identification and condemnation from the Action Group Against Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations (UNWGAD) on the Hanoi authorities arrested and detained four Democratic activities including: lawyer Le Cong Dinh, he Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, General Director of OCI and EIS telecommunications company in Vietnam, Master of Information Technology Nguyen Tien Trung and Le Thang Long, engineers and also the Chairman of Board of Global EIS, is arbitrary arrests and actions have violated international law of human rights is a good sign and a good start more smoothly. However, the Vietnamese people expect action is strong enough sanctions strong enough force and in particular from the UN agencies to be able to pressure the Vietnamese communist authorities to comply with the commitments their international human rights, and then quickly release all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience who have been detained arbitrarily and illegally.

Since before and after the 14th Congress of the Party Central Committee held in Hanoi in 2010, and the Vietnamese Communist Party Congress XI, also known officially as the National Congress of the eleventh Communist Party of Vietnam, the opening and place in period from November 12th, 2011, the communist government of Vietnam has tightened the control, monitoring and increasing repression campaign Human Rights Activists, Democratic activists and religious activities throughout the country. Immediately before and after the threshold of the Conference, the Communist Party and the State government Vietnam was broadcast signals stiff and tough through a series of arrests and unlawful detention as mentioned above. Even knowing that the said wrongful act will be met with widespread opposition and strong public opinion in the country and the International Community, but huge challenges from the desire of the Democratic Freedom of people which follow them it could be a danger directly threatening their power and the survival of the Communist Party of Vietnam. Therefore, the leaders of the Vietnamese Communist Party and the government ignored at all and continue to increase the campaign of suppression of dissent and ideological differences with the government, more and more gay more severe and more serious.

For the determination of the government's wrongdoing Hanoi from United Nations agencies said above it's right a great news not only for the Democratic Activist, Human Rights and Religions but also a signal good news for all patriotic citizens, love Freedom and Democracy in Vietnam. However, we will not subjective and is not happy too early, because the people we always knew that the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Vietnamese Communist government which exists in a long time is because their dictatorship opinion and authoritarian rule and its brutal. Recent signs that they still proved to be stubborn and not easily yield to, take away from the power available and the benefits to their inherent large that no act of self-defense response. The continued loyalty blindly and confusing to the Chinese Communist government who is hostile country, still aggressive, threatening and as well as illegally occupying the islands of legal sovereignty of Vietnam is a very specific proof. To incorporate and support the efforts of the International Community, we need to act more strongly by the most practical action as continue their protest marches and  crowded than in the past, and strong powerful than before, as well as the need to foresee what will happen to plan to deal properly and promptly, with hot events that can happen in the coming future.


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UN accused Vietnam of violating international law

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Group of UN Action Against arbitrary detention (UNWGAD) determine the detention of Ha Noi to 4 of democrats Le Cong Dinh, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Nguyen Tien Trung and Le Thang Long is arbitrary, violating international law of human rights.

Rights Commission documents based Vietnamese people in France have received from the UN's Action Group yet Vietnam specifies UNWGAD request fix error expressed through the unconditional release and compensation for the activities mentioned under the provisions of the International Covenant on civil and political rights of citizens which the voluntary Vietnam signed in 1982.


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In January 2010, four democrats Hanoi sentenced from five to 16 years in prison on the charge of 'activities aimed at overthrowing the government' under Article 79 of the Penal Code for the activities advocate peaceful democratic , calling for political reform and multi-party system in Vietnam.

Their case is Committee to Protect Vietnamese human rights submitted to the UN's Action Group Against arbitrary detention in Geneva.

Committee Chairman, Mr. Vo Van Ai said:

"We filed the records of 4 Le Cong Dinh, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Nguyen Tien Trung and Le Thang Long in early March / 2012."

After receiving the case file of the Đinh, Thuc, Trung, and Long, the UN's Action Group Against Arbitrary Detention has conveyed to the government of Vietnam in mid-March this year.

By July, Hanoi response letter denying all allegations and asserted that those sentenced to prison for violating Vietnamese law.

At the last meeting in August, the UN's Action Group Against Arbitrary Detention declared Vietnam violation of Articles 9, 19, and 21 of the International Convention on the illegal detention of Le Cong Dinh, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Nguyen Tien Trung and Le Thang Long.

Vietnam's rejecting, UNGWAD emphasize whether the detention of activists under the law of Vietnam, but the problem is that law must be consistent with international law that Hanoi participated commitment .

UNGWAD accused some security laws of Vietnam, but Hanoi is often applied to the dissidents have vague content, can be self-guilty not just those who use violence for political goals also those who exercise freedom of speech and freedom of expression of legitimate citizens.

Action Group of the United Nations said the right to express their opinions, including opinions do not concur with government regulations and protected by Article 19 of the International Convention.

Mr. Vo Van Ai said the next step may take place following the statement of the UN Task Force:

"The action against the illegal arrest to inform the Committee to Protect Vietnamese human rights that they have adopted opinion No. 27/2012 accused of violating international law when arrested Dinh, Thuc, Trung, and Long. This opinion will be reflected on the UN Human Rights Council and the report will begin operation. After the operation, I am sure that they will be requesting Vietnam to accept the presence of a special rapporteur of the United Nations to Vietnam to investigate. "

After appeal to the May / 2010, lawyer Le Cong Dinh and Tran Huynh Duy Thuc was held like former sentences respectively 5 and 16 years in prison, Le Thang Long has been reduced from 5 to 3 and a half years in prison. In June of this year, Mr. Long has been released early half of the year before the expiration date. Particularly, he Nguyen Tien Trung did not appeal the judgment seven years in prison.

Rights Commission of Vietnam said is continuing to mobilize the attention of the United Nations for other dissidents are imprisoned in Vietnam, which is the most recent case of blogger Dieu plow, Ta Phong Tan, AnhbaSG, Viet Khang musician, and songwriter Tran Vu Anh Binh, who was sentenced from 4 to 12 years in prison for charges of 'propaganda against the state'.

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