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Freedom House joins other distinguished human rights organizations in calling for the release of Vietnamese political prisoner Tran Huynh Duy Thuc. 

With the upcoming appeal to be held on 12 December 2014, we would like to call on the Vietnamese government to ensure that the appeal proceedings are carried out in a way which complies with Vietnamese laws as well as the international law and standards on fair trial.  

The appeal of three Vietnamese human rights activists was held in Dong Thap Province on 12 December 2014, resulting in their convictions being affirmed.  We denounce the results as a violation of fair trial standards under Vietnamese law and the international human rights standards. 

In light of Vietnam's crackdown against civil society, including the recent sentencing of three prominent activists to lengthy prison terms for advocating on behalf of peasants losing their land, Freedom House calls on the U.S. government and the international community to press the Government of Vietnam to release the activists and meet its human rights obligations under the ICCPR.



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