44/21 Viet Nam

To: State President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
Cc: His Excellency Cao Phong Pham
    Ambassador for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

hand-written letter, transcript follows

Your Excellency the State President:

I am an engineer writing to you from London, Canada. I am writing because I was saddened to hear that Nguyen Thuy Hanh was arrested on 7 April 2021.

I call on you to immediately and unconditionally release Nguyen Thuy Hanh. Pending her release, please ensure prompt, regular, and unrestricted access to family visits and her lawyer.

It is critical that Nguyen Thuy Hanh be treated in full accordance with the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the “Mandela Rules”) and is protected from torture and other ill-treatment.

Nguyen Thuy Hanh and her group 50k Fund are providing crucial support for prisoners and their families. She is a credit to your nation and we Canadians are eager that she should resume her important work in peace.

Sincerely, Shawn Nock