Archive for July, 2017

Message from Senator Ngo regarding the death of Liu Xiaobo

July 14, 2017

Senator Thanh Hai Ngo today expressed his deepest regrets regarding the death of Liu Xiaobo, China’s most influential dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. “I am truly saddened to learn that Liu Xiaobo died in Chinese custody on July 13, 2017. I extend my sincere condolences to his family, his loved ones and the thousands of dissidents in China whom he has inspired to fight for fundamental human rights. His long non-violent struggle for freedom in China embodies the truest … Continue reading →

Senator Ngo Condemns Vietnam’s Harsh Sentencing of Peaceful Bloggers

July 6, 2017

Senator Thanh Hai Ngo today made the following statement on the rising trend in violent attacks against independent bloggers, and the Communist Party’s increased crackdown on human rights activists in Vietnam: “I unequivocally condemn the arrest of the blogger and single mother of two, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known as Mother Mushroom, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday, June 29, 2017, after being found guilty of distorting government policies and defaming the Communist regime in … Continue reading →

Message from Senator Thanh Hai Ngo on Canada Day

July 1, 2017

Senator Thanh Hai Ngo, today released the following statement regarding the upcoming celebration of Canada Day: “Canada’s 150th Anniversary is a wonderful milestone date for Canadians from coast to coast to celebrate the people who make Canada great and remember the unforgettable moments that have shaped our country. “Canada was built in large part upon the hard work of millions of immigrants who hoped for a better life – among them were the Vietnamese ‘Boat People’ who embarked on a … Continue reading →