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To urge the Vietnamese government to cease their harassment

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Writer Huỳnh Ngọc Tuấn and his two children – daughter Huỳnh Thục Vy and son Huỳnh Trọng Hiếu – currently reside in Tam Kỳ, Quảng Nam. All three members of the Huỳnh family are well known for articles in which they vigorously criticize the dictatorial regime in Vietnam.

In 1992 writer Huỳnh Ngọc Tuấn was sentenced to 10 years in jail for writings that called for freedom and democracy in Vietnam. Released in 2002, he continued to write and publish articles on human rights violations in Vietnam. His two children, Huỳnh Thục Vy and Huỳnh Trọng Hiếu, are young writers/bloggers who are also known for their straight and uncompromising analyses of the current situation in Vietnam.

On November 08th, 2011 they were publicly denounced and humiliated with a warrant house search organized by the authorities. As human rights advocates, he and his family have been subjects to ongoing police surveillance and harassment – they have received threatening phone calls and has had their home attacked by thugs that were allegedly under directed order by the Public Security Forces.

In Vietnam, Human Rights defenders have always been a target because they work on behalf of the poor and victims of injustice. As a result, unfair allegations such as “US lackey” are slapped against them.

Huynh Ngoc Tuan and his children are innocent people who deserve justice. Please sign the petition to urge the Vietnamese government to cease their harassment towards Mr. Huynh Ngoc Tuan and his children immediately and unconditionally.



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