Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Viet Nam threatening family members of dissidents

The Vietnamese government is targeting the family members of dissidents as part of its ongoing crackdown against pro-democracy activists, BosNewsLife reported today. One recent case involves the family of Tran Van Hoa, who is an active member of the People’s Democratic Party of Vietnam. The police have brought his family members in for interrogation in an effort to coerce Hoa into limiting his political and religious activities.

Moreover, the relatives of Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thi Cong Nhan, two prominent human rights lawyers who were recently detained, have been warned not to speak publicly about the cases against their loved ones. In addition, wanted posters have gone up in Ho Chi Minh City for Nguyen Chinh Ket, an activist who is currently traveling internationally to shed light on Viet Nam’s human rights abuses. At the same time, arrest warrants have been issued for Ket’s wife and daughter.

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