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Writer who was assaulted gets three-and-a-half-year sentence on trumped-up assault charge

first_img April 7, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further News VietnamAsia – Pacific News Thuy was already jailed in 2007 for writing articles critical of the government for websites and dissident publications: http://www.rsf.org/Leading-woman-writer-arrested-for.html. She was freed in February 2008 but the political police kept her under surveillance and continued to harass her.Another woman writer, Pham Thanh Nghien, received a four-year jail sentence a few weeks ago in Hai Phong on a charge of “propaganda” against the regime under article 88 of the criminal code. Reporters Without Borders condemns the three-and-a-half-year sentence which a Hanoi court passed today on writer and human rights activist Tran Khai Thanh Thuy on a trumped-up charge of assault. Analysis of some of the prosecution’s evidence against Thuy and her husband, Do Ba Tan, who was given a suspended sentence, shows that it was fabricated by the police. Thuy and her husband assaulted no one. On the contrary, they were the victims of violence on the part of the security forces, which have been making their lives impossible for years.The court convicted the couple of assaulting two neighbours on the evening of 8 October 2009, the day that Thuy tried to travel to Hai Phong (to the east of Hanoi) to attend the trial of six pro-democracy activists. The police intercepted her while she was en route to Hai Phong and escorted her back to the capital.In the evening, two individuals who were clearly in cahoots with the police entered the couple’s home and hit Thuy with a brick, injuring her. Her husband took her to hospital where they were arrested by the police. The next day, the state media carried reports accusing the couple of attacking two neighbours.The police file includes a photo that is supposed to show the injuries that one of the neighbours received at the hands of the couple. But it can be established from an IT analysis of the photo that it was taken in February 2005 and not October 2009, as the police claim (see photo and results of analysis). Col. Vu Cong Long and the other officers in charge of the case clearly fabricated the evidence in order to punish a well-known government critic. Instead of trying her under article 88 of the criminal code, which concerns dissident activities, they preferred to accuse her of violating article 104.“The hidden motive for this grotesque trial and verdict was the desire of the police authorities to silence a critic for a long time, a critic who has never ceased to peacefully defend human rights,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The security forces mounted a Machiavellian response to Thuy’s courage.” Reporters Without Borders has just sent a letter to the European Union’s leaders, including Catherine Ashton and the Spanish presidency, asking them to suspend its human rights dialogue with Vietnam in protest against the recent wave of arrests and trials of pro-democracy activists.Thuy was transferred on 19 October to Hoa Lu prison near Hanoi, where the authorities have denied her the medical attention she needs for the diabetes and advanced tuberculosis she suffers from. Reporters Without Borders already condemned the government’s “criminal” refusal to release Thuy despite the deterioration in her health in a release in November: http://www.rsf.org/Information-about-imprisoned.html News Follow the news on Vietnam Help by sharing this information Organisation VietnamAsia – Pacific Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison RSF_en February 5, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Writer who was assaulted gets three-and-a-half-year sentence on trumped-up assault charge April 22, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alertslast_img read more

Jan considering Labour leadership bid

first_imgEmail WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jan O’SullivanFORMER Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan has told The Limerick Post that she is “seriously considering” an entry to the race for the leadership of the Labour Party.Following the resignation of Joan Burton, four front-runners have emerged from the remaining seven Labour Party TDs with Deputy O’Sullivan joined by Wexford’s Brendan Howlin, Tipperary’s Alan Kelly and East Cork’s Sean Sherlock.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Labour Parliamentary party is set to meet next Tuesday and Deputy O’Sullivan said that she may “throw a hat in the ring”.The Limerick TD, who won a 1998 bi-election following the death of Jim Kemmy, said that the political landscape can change in a very short space of time so she would consider her position over the coming days.“Well it’s true to say that a week is a long time in politics and things have turned right around. I remember that it was a very solemn walk in to the count centre at the University of Limerick Sports Arena after the General Election and I was on the cusp of losing my seat.“But thankfully, the fat lady didn’t sing then and I went on to retain my seat and indeed a seat for the Labour Party.“I will give this next option some very serious consideration.Deputy O’Sullivan “bucked the trend nationally” when she secured 11 per cent of the Limerick vote at the February 26 election – and the last Dáil place in the four seat constituency of Limerick City.“The Labour Party is strong in Limerick and it is around the rest of the country that we have to work on or rebuilding.“It’s fair to say that I am one of the four, along with Alan, Sean and Brendan and I feel that I have a lot to offer the Labour Party through my experience.“There’s plenty of fight left in this old dog”, Deputy O’Sullivan said as she recalled that just 24 votes separated her from a possible elimination in GE2016.The race for the last seat eventually came at a cost to former Fine Gael TD and now Senator Kieran O’Donnell who was eliminated on the final count NewsJan considering Labour leadership bidBy Staff Reporter – May 11, 2016 777 Print First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSAlan KellyBrendan HowlinfeaturedJan O’SullivanLabour PartyleadershiplimerickSean Sherlock Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLcenter_img Facebook Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter Linkedin Previous articlePics – Corbally Community GamesNext articleCollopy lawyers seek exclusion of probation report Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannondoc operating but only by appointment last_img read more