Open letter ask UN Human Rights Council to probe abuses in Vietnam
March 16, Vietnam: An open letter signed by 27 groups and 163 individuals is asking the United Nations Human Rights Council to probe the human rights abuses committed by the Vietnamese government.
The signatories are also demanding the removal of Vietnam’s membership in the UN human rights body.
They urged member states to vote against Vietnam based on its continuing rampant human right violations. It is time for the Vietnamese government to learn that it can no longer escape accountability, they said.
Some of the violations allegedly perpetrated by the government include the persecution of bloggers, censorship, religious oppression, wrongful convictions, abuse of political prisoners, and harassment of activists.
The Oslo Times