Archive for August, 2014

Senator Ngo alarmed by prison terms handed down against three Vietnamese democracy activists for obstructing traffic

August 29, 2014

Senator Thanh Hai Ngo today issued the following statement condemning the alarming prison sentences for three Vietnamese democracy activists for hindering traffic in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. “These pointless prison terms were handed down against three peaceful Vietnamese democracy activists for allegedly obstructing traffic as they rode their motorbikes to visit a former political prisoner in Dong Thap province.” “I categorically condemn the convictions of Bui Thi Minh Hang, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh and Nguyen Van Minh … Continue reading →

Statement by Senator Thanh Hai Ngo

August 23, 2014

“Today we pay tribute to the people who have suffered and died because of the actions of Communist and totalitarian regimes.” “August 23 was declared Black Ribbon Day in memory of the victims of these regimes, and the date coincides with the signing of the infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between Nazi Germany and the Communist Soviet Union in 1939.” “Black Ribbon Day reminds us of the struggle to fight oppression and to promote democracy around the world. It is also a … Continue reading →