Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, April 23, 2007

U.S. leaders urge Viet Nam to release former NED fellow

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Senator John McCain, and Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy Vin Weber, on April 12 submitted a letter to Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet calling for the release Le Quoc Quan, a Vietnamese lawyer and who was arrested last month shortly after returning home from a fellowship with NED in Washington.

Quan researched civil society development while at NED and was deeply committed to helping the poor and promoting economic growth in his home country, according to the authors, who also called him “an outstanding representative of Vietnam and its people.”

To read the letter, click here.


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