Viet Nam: Convictions of Nguyen Hu’u Vinh and Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy are an Outrageous Contravention of Freedom of Expression

Index Number: ASA 41/3702/2016

Today’s convictions of blogger Nguyễn Hữu Vinh and his assistant Nguyễn Thị Minh Thúy on charges of “abusing democratic freedoms” are a shameful abdication of the country’s human rights obligations, Amnesty International has said. The convictions represent an outrageous contravention of the right to freedom of expression which Viet Nam is internationally obligated to uphold as a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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