Friday, December 30, 2011

NGUYỄN BÁ LONG * FAMILY HUYNH NGOC TUẤN

The world community needs to pay attention to the Hanoi regime which is escalating its oppression against the democracy activists and bloggers in various cases, of which the case of Huynh Ngoc Tuan’s Family is serious

The Viet Democratic Side’s International Forum



In November and December 2011, the Hanoi regime which ignored public opinion from the people of Vietnam and the world community, escalated its oppression against the democracy activists and bloggers to an alarming magnitude. The victims included Huynh Ngoc Tuan’s Family, Bui Thi Minh Hang, Dieu Cay Nguyen Van Hai, Nguyen Van Lia and Tran Hoai An (these last two cases are concerning the violations of religious freedom - Hoa Hao Buddhism).

Due to space limitations, in this report, we will mention only the case of Huynh Ngoc Tuan’s Family.



On November 8th and December 2nd, 2011; hundreds of police agents (uniformed and plain-clothed) of Tam Ky, Quang Nam province searched the home where Huynh Ngoc Tuan’s family and his sisters reside [and physically and mentally assaulted Huynh Ngoc Tuan’s mother - Mai Thi Yen, Huynh Thuc Vy (daughter), Huynh Trong Hieu (son) and Huynh Thi Huong, Huynh Thi Thu Hong (two sisters) in the December 2 event]. The address where Huynh Ngoc Tuan’s family (and his sisters) live: Unit 1, Phu Quy Hamlet, Tam Phu Village, Tam Ky District, Quang Nam Province.


In the November 8 event, they confiscated: 1 computer, 1 detached CPU, 1 Canon printer, 1 thumb drive, 1 computer speaker and 1 network router. The reason of police confiscation: “I and my two children have used the electronic equipment to transmit the (illegal) information against the Communist Party (CPV) and the Administration of Vietnam” (Huynh Ngoc Tuan Family’s Letter of Protest).



According to Huynh Ngoc Tuan Family’s Letter of Protest, following the November 8 event, “the local authority has also assigned its state-owned daily newspapers to publish information to blackout our names, dignity and reputation on their state-run webpages. On November 22nd, 2011, all major daily papers of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRVN) simultaneously published a piece of information that I and my two children have been fined $VN Ñoàng 216 million (equivalent approximately to $US 13,000) for our administrative violations of the law of “legal” dissemination of information” (translated by Viet Si).



In the December 2 event, Huynh Ngoc Tuan Family’s Letter said:

“They read out loud 3 administrative orders that have disciplined our violations of “legal” dissemination of information by which I am fined $VN Ñoàng 100 million, my daughter Vy and my son Hieáu $85 million Ñoàng fine (each) for violating the law of “legal” dissemination of information.


The total fine for three of us is $270 million Ñoàng ($US 15,000). Then, they confiscated a Canon camera, 6 mobile phones and also arrested my nephew Huyønh Ngoïc Leã who was wearing a “No-U” T shirt (No concession of U-territorial sea to China) and took him to their police station with their trumped-up reason that my nephew Leã resisted the police’s arrest while they were on duty. But, in fact, my nephew Leã just stepped in to protest the police and help protect my daughter Vy who was being badly beaten by the police at that time. After the police withdrew, my sister immediately checked out her safe box and found out 3,000 (which includes US, Canadian and Australian) dollars have disappeared. That amount of $3,000 cash was definitely stolen by those police agents with no receipts.


The administrative orders of fines which had been mailed to me and my two children indicated we are required to pay our fines at the government bank on or before December 22nd, 2011. If we do not pay our fines (total over $US 15,000) by the deadline we will be taken to jail immediately.” (translated by Viet Si).


As described by Huynh Ngoc Tuan Family’s Letter of Protest, and according to information sources of many international and Vietnamese blogs/websites: www.rfa.org; elephantvoi-canhchimtudo.blogspot.com/.../da-nang-authourities-use...; www.vietthuc.org/.../appeal-letter-of-the-family-of...; danlambaovn.blogspot.com/.../khang-thu-cua-gia-...; the Vietnamese authority in Tam Ky, Quang Nam deliberately harassed and stole from Huynh Ngoc Tuan’s Family numerous valuables and money, especialy their computer and CPU. In the latest event, the stolen cash reached 3000 dollars (in the family’s safe box).


It is clear that the Hanoi regime is a brutal-and-violations-of-rights-and-properties regime against their people; this report would like to bring this serious crime to the attention of the world community, especially: U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of State: Hillary Clinton, Canada Prime Minister: Stephen Harper, Canada Minister of Foreign Affairs: John Baird, U.N. General Secretary: Ban Ki-Moon.


We will send our letter and documents to each of the above leaders to seek appropriate remedies against the Hanoi regime and to save Huynh Ngoc Tuan’s Family and many other Bloggers/Activists from harassment, theft and oppression that they are victims.

Toronto, this 14th Day of December, 2011

For the Charter 2000 Movement

Dr. LONG BA NGUYEN

Charter 2000 Spokesperson


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