Viet Nam: Execution Imminent in Torture Tainted Case

On 4 August the family of Nguyen Van Chuong was asked to report within three days to the People’s Court of Hai Phong City in Viet Nam to make arrangements to receive his remains after his execution. Nguyen Van Chuong was convicted in unfair proceedings mainly on the basis of a “confession” that he has said was extracted through torture during police interrogation. Two witnesses who stated that he was 40km away from the murder scene said that the police physically abused and threatened them to withdraw their testimonies. Nguyen Van Chuong has been on death row since 2008. His family were not informed of the date for the set execution.

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