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Alleged Torture of Mrs. Tran Thi Hong Must Be Investigated

, Index number: ASA 41/3911/2016

In a joint statement, 33 organizations call on the Vietnamese authorities to carry out a prompt, impartial, independent and effective investigation into allegations that Tran Thi Hong was tortured by local authorities in Gia Lai Province while in custody, bring any identified perpetrators to justice, and provide reparations, in accordance with Vietnam’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT). Vietnam is a state party to both treaties.

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