Medical letter writing action: Viet Nam: Tran Vong Quoc
Tran Vong Quoc, son of the former Chairman of the Viet Nam chapter of the International League for Human Rights who was also, prior to 1975, a leading opposition politician, is reportedly in very poor health. He has suffered from various illnesses throughout his imprisonment and is reported to suffer now from cardiac and renal problems. Now aged 43, he was arrested with his two brothers in 1984 and tried in December 1988 for "anti- government activities". He was sentenced to 12 year's hard labour and five year's probation. The "anti-government" activities reportedly included collecting information about cases of executed activists and intending to pass information to human rights organizations abroad.