Archive for December, 2015

Statement by Senator Thanh Hai Ngo on the Monument to Victims of Communism Government Announcement

December 18, 2015

December 18, 2015 For immediate release   Ottawa, December 18, 2015 – Today Senator Thanh Hai Ngo issued the following statement in response to Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s latest announcement: “I am disappointed to hear that the construction of the Memorial to Victims of Communism will be significantly delayed, even though numerous Canadian communities have voiced their support for the commemoration Memorial. “The proposed changes to the Memorial—which include moving it to a different location, capping government funding at … Continue reading →


Statement by Senator Thanh Hai Ngo on the Ongoing Crackdown of Democracy Activists in Vietnam

December 17, 2015

December 17, 2015 For immediate release   Ottawa, December 17, 2015 – Today Senator Thanh Hai Ngo issued the following statement: “I am very concerned that the Vietnamese police placed human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai into custody on December 16, 2015, and charged him under Article 88 of the Penal Code for “conducting propaganda against the state of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.” Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security presented these accusations against him while revoking his legal licence and … Continue reading →


Statement by Senator Thanh Hai Ngo on the Release of Musician Viet Khang

December 16, 2015

December 16, 2015 For immediate release   Ottawa, December 16, 2015 – Today Senator Thanh Hai Ngo issued the following statement: “On Monday, December 14, 2015, musician Minh Tri Vo, also known as Viet Khang, was discharged from prison after serving four years for writing and posting two famous songs: “Where is my Vietnam?” and “Who are you?” “I congratulate the Vietnamese authorities for listening to the call of the international community asking for the release of Minh Tri Vo … Continue reading →


Senator Thanh Hai Ngo condemns the harsh sentence of minor by the Vietnamese People’s Court

December 11, 2015

December 11, 2015 For Immediate Release   Ottawa, December 10, 2015 – Today Senator Thanh Hai Ngo issued the following statement in response to the arrest and sentencing of Nguyen Mai Trung Tuan: “I am deeply concerned about the unfair arrest of Nguyen Mai Trung Tuan and the harsh sentence he was given by the People’s Court of Thanh Hoa district, and I condemn the brutal treatment of his family and the confiscation of their land. “On November 24, 2015, … Continue reading →


Statement by Senator Thanh Hai Ngo on Human Rights Day

December 10, 2015

December 10, 2015 For Immediate Release   Ottawa, December 10, 2015 – Today Senator Thanh Hai Ngo issued the following statement on Human Rights Day: “This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which together with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights form the International Bill of Rights. “On Human Rights Day, I invite all Canadians to join in celebrating 50 years … Continue reading →