Protest Letter Regarding The Sentence of Dr. Le Nguyen Sang’s
Appeal Trial Viet Nam – August 17, 2007 – Ha Noi government ruled that the sentence of Dr. Le Nguyen Sang’ s appeal trial on August 17, 2007 was reduced to 4 years of imprisonment. In addition, lawyer Nguyen Bac Truyen reduced to 3 years, and journalist Huynh Nguyen Dao slightly decreased to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment.
The People’ s Democratic Party (PDP) strongly protests the recent sentence of Dr. Sang’s appeal trial. Once again, it shows that Ha Noi authorities have ignored international community’ s condemnation and continued to violate human rights in Viet Nam.
Dr. Le Nguyen Sang and Vietnamese dissidents including Father Nguyen ,Van Ly, lawyers Nguyen Van Dai, Le Thi Cong Nhan, Tran Quoc Hien, Nguyen Bac Truyen, journalist Huynh Nguyen Dao and many other detained individuals are all innocent. Ha Noi should immediately release them instead of continue to crack down on people who dare to exercise freedom of expression’s rights.