Viet Nam: open Letter: Halt the arbitrary execution of death row prisoner Nguyen Van Chuong

We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to express our deep concern over the apparently impending execution of death row prisoner Mr. Nguyen Van Chuong. We request that you and the responsible authorities ensure the execution is halted immediately and that you initiate a prompt, impartial and effective investigation into allegations that he was tortured to compel him to “confess” guilt. This “confession” was allegedly unlawfully admitted into evidence and was relied on in convicting him at trial, in contravention of Viet Nam’s international legal obligations.

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