Human Rights Organizations urge French President to speak out for human rights during visit to Vietnam

VCHR - 04 Sept, 2016


PARIS 4 September 2016 (VCHR) – Three France-based human rights organizations, the FIDH, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and the French League for Human Rights (LDH) have sent an Open Letter to French President François Hollande on the eve of his visit to Vietnam (5th – 7th September 2016). On behalf of their organizations, Dimitris Christopoulos(FIDH President), Vo Van Ai (VCHR President) and Françoise Dumont(President, LDH) called upon the French President to raise urgent human rights issues in his discussions with the Vietnamese leadership, in particular the ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression, religion and peaceful assembly. They urged President Hollande to press Vietnam to cease political repression of human rights defenders, bloggers and government critics, and release all persons detained for the peaceful expression of their political opinions or religious beliefs.



Click here to read the Open Letter to French President Franҫois Hollande




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