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Juli-Brief 2003

Hier ist das Anschreiben an die Vertretung des Landes


Kanzlei der Botschaft der
Sozialistischen Republik Vietnam
S.E. Herrn Son Nguyen Ba
Eisenstraße 3
12435 Berlin

Exzellenz,

Sie erhalten anbei eine Kopie meines Schreibens an den Premier Minister Ihres Landes, mit der Bitte, dass er sich für die sofortige und bedingungslose Freilassung des Arztes Nguyen Dan Que einsetzt.

Dan Que ist ein bekannter Dissident, Mitglied von Amnesty International und unermüdlicher Kämpfer für die Informationsfreiheit in Vietnam. Er hat schon mehrere Jahre im Gefängnis verbracht, ist jetzt 61 Jahre alt und krank. Im März dieses Jahres wurde er erneut wegen "Spionage" verhaftet.

Ich bitte Sie auch, den Appell von Amnesty International zu unterstützen.

Vielen Dank fr Ihre Bemühungen.


Anlage


Hier ist der eigentliche Brief an das betroffene Land
Prime Minister Phan Van Khai
Office of the Prime Minister
Hoang Hoa Tham
Ha Noi
Vietnam

Dear Prime Minister,

The human rights organisation, Amnesty International, is very concerned about the fate of its first member in your country, Dr Nguyen Dan Que. During the past 25 years he has spent over 18 years in prison on charges ranging from criticism of the state health service to the translation into English and sending abroad of ai documents.

His latest arrest took place in March of this year in front of his house in Ho Chi Minh City. Documents, a computer and a telephone were also confiscated. Prior to his arrest Dan Que had criticised, in a declaration published abroad, the lack of freedom of information in Vietnam, and had supported a US proposal to promote this in your country.

According to official media sources, Dan Que has violated Paragraph 80 of the Criminal Code, which would mean that he is considered to be a spy and would receive a long prison sentence or even the death penalty.

So far Dan Que has not been allowed to receive any visitors. He is in bad health, suffering from several ailments for which he needs constant medication.

Dan Que has only been exercising his basic human rights of freedom of opinion and freedom to receive and impart information. I would therefore request you to release this person immediately and unconditionally.

Yours sincerely


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Kanzlei der Botschaft der
Sozialistischen Republik Vietnam
S.E. Herrn Son Nguyen Ba
Eisenstraße 3
12435 Berlin