Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Nguyễn Tiến Trung sentenced to 7 years of jail after a sham trial (Press Release)

Nguyễn Tiến Trung has been sentenced to 7 years of jail, and 3 years of probation, this Thursday, January 20th 2010.

Trung is a pacifist, and he only expressed his wish for more freedom of speech in his country. He was accused of trying to overthrow the current regime. That is the reason why he has been in jail in Hô-Chi-Minh-City in Viêt Nam since the 7th of July 2009.

At the end of a one-day sham trial, he was sentenced to 7 years of jail.
Graduated from the INSA of Rennes after 5 years of study in France, Trung created the worldwide-known Young Vietnamese for democracy association.

We, the support committee, are shocked by this sentence and denounce this sham of trial in a country able to put a free man in jail only because he dared to make use of freedom of speech. We ask for the immediate release and for the quashing of all charges against Nguyễn Tiến Trung. Above all, we call the international organization to put pressure on the Vietnamese regime.

Press release by the support committee, Wednesday, the 20th of January
French version: Nguyễn Tiến Trung condamné à 7 ans de prison ferme à l'issue d'une parodie de procès (communiqué de presse)

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