Skip to comments.Poison have been found in Vietnamese Prison [Tran Khai Thanh Thuy]
Posted on 10/25/2007 11:19:16 AM PDT by cutiedieuvan
Do Van Phuc - Thu Hien
(Ha Noi - Vietnam) An Exile group, Vietlands underground sources in Ha Noi reported that the Communist Vietnamese Authorities have been poisoning Novelist and journalist Tran Khai Thanh Thuy (pen names Nguyen Thai Hoang and Nguyen Thi Hien) by adding little amount of poison to her meals in order to gradually kill the human rights activist instead of bringing her to the court. For several months Thuy has been coughing up blood.
Thuy was among eight Vietnamese writers who received the prestigious Hellman/Hammett award in February from Human Rights Watch, which recognizes courage in the face of political persecution. According to PEN Canada: Tran Khai Thanh Thuy was apparently briefly detained on 2 September 2006 for her Internet writings, followed by three weeks of daily interrogation sessions. She was again briefly detained on 11 October 2006 and interrogated about the essays 'The Grotto', 'Self-Narration' and 'Dialogue' written after her detention in September. She was also reportedly brought to an open Peoples Court, in which members of the public are forced to participate in the abuse and humiliation of those accused.
Human Rights Watch and other human rights groups say Vietnam's Communist authorities are involved in the most severe crackdown in decades apparently for fear of losing their power base at a time when people, emboldened by economic reforms, are searching for alternatives to the Communist ideology.
Tran Khai thanh Thuy was arrested again on April 21, 2007 after a warrant was obtained accusing her of "violation of Article 88 of the Penal Code, which makes it criminal to spread propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam". The Vietnamese Security Police said that Ms. Tran Khai Thanh Thuy is a member of the Bloc 8406, a Pro-Democratic Movement that recently broadcasted their articles demanding the Human Rights for the people. Police also accused Ms. Tran of organizing an independent Labor League and supporting a Human Rights Committee that consists of many anti-government figures.
Mr. Do Ba Tan, Thuys husband, reported that his wife was arrested and hand cuffed at an Internet-Café not far from their house while she was purchasing medicine to treat her tuberculosis and diabetes. The police then took her home and read the warrant then thorough searched the house. Until April 23, 2007, three days after her arrest, the husband did not know her status and whereabouts. Ms. Tran Khai Thanh Thuy shouted the anti-communist slogan and protested the anti-constitutional arrest.
On March, 21, 2007, before the arrest, she was brought to hospital for her serious tuberculosis. In jail, she has been terrorized and poisoned. It has been 6 months since then; the authorities jailed her without due process and trial. At the Hanoi Police interrogation house, 87 Tran Hung Dao Street- Hanoi, the police tried adding more crimes to her case. They accused her of receiving the fund from anti-communist Vietnamese exiles, and cheating on the people whom she had helped. Hanoi Police has continuously tried many times to force her to admit more crimes in order to bring her to the court. Ms. Tran is now believed being detained at 84 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi, a short distance from the interrogation house, an old prison that was built in 1953. Ms. Tran's health has been deteriorating badly.
Wait now - let’s see how many liberals stamp their feet and scream over this slow murder of a journalist.
Somebody better call Hanoi Jane!
(I won't even bother waiting for them to raise the slaughter of Christians world-wide.)
Where’s Hanoi Jane.. Vietcong is doing a photo shoot of the colorful pills.
Vietnam is in there with China and all the other “market-oriented” Communist countries on my dirt list.
They are only marginally better than the Castro-Chavez-Kim Jong-Il purists of Communism. Oops, I forgot Robert Gabriel Mugabe.
We trade and deal with these “moderate” Communist dictators to our ultimate detriment.
These are friends of John Kerry.
This should make old Uncle Walter K. feel real good. Just a few more sad souls that he helped on their way to the here after.
Well....as long as they’re not using poison panties.
Ain’t happening. American and European journalists and liberals would label her a martyr, sigh.