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Viet Nam: Activist tortured, held in solitary confinement for over 300 days

Index Number: ASA 41/3878/2021

The Vietnamese authorities must immediately end their torture and other ill-treatment of political activist Nguyễn Văn Đức Độ and release him immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said today.

He is currently serving an 11-year sentence at Xuân Lộc prison in Đồng Nai province after having been convicted for “carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” following his politically motivated arrest in 2016. Nguyễn Văn Đức Độ has been kept in solitary confinement since May 2020 – now over 300 days – and has suffered severe mistreatment including conduct amounting to torture under international human rights law during this period.

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