Archive for April, 2016

Senator Ngo Calls for a Peaceful Solution in Nagorno-Karabakh

April 12, 2016

Ottawa, April 12, 2015 “The armed clashes that escaladed along the borders of Nagorno-Karabagh during the first week of April 2016 was a time of deep concern. “As reported, these violent attacks initiated by Azerbaijan have led to the worst escalation of violence in that region since 1994. Which is why I am pleased to learn that a ceasefire between the Armenian and Azerbaijani forces is now in place. “I firmly believe that a peaceful settlement must be reached through … Continue reading →

Severe Crackdown on Freedom of Expression Continues in Vietnam

April 12, 2016

Ottawa, April 12, 2015  “I am extremely concerned about the series of harsh sentences imposed on democracy activists and online bloggers who have peacefully spoken out against the Vietnamese Communist regime. “Vietnam continues to imprison anyone who challenges the authority of the single‑party regime, despite promises of reforms made during their National Congress and the short‑lived “human rights honeymoon” observed during the TPP negotiations. These reports of Vietnamese dissidents sentenced to prison in a renewed crackdown on free expression are … Continue reading →

Senator Thanh Hai Ngo Disappointed by the Closure

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, April 1, 2016 “I am deeply disappointed to learn that the Trudeau government has decided to end the mandate of the Office of Religious Freedom, despite clear support from various community, religious and faith groups across the country and despite an urgent need to protect Canadian values abroad. “Religious freedom is a very important universal right for Canadians, and yet we are witnessing an increasing number of violations of religious freedom that are having devastating effects on individuals and … Continue reading →