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Truong Quoc Huy
Viêt-nam

Truong Quoc Huy, 25, has been held since 18 August 2006 for using the Internet to try to "overthrow the government." The police arrested him as he was taking part in a pro-democracy chat forum on Paltalk. He is also accused of giving interviews for foreign radio stations in which he voiced support for the 8406 group, a Vietnamese pro-democracy movement founded in April 2006. Other 8406 members are being harassed by the authorities.

Truong was already arrested for similar reasons on 19 October 2005 along with his brother, Truong Quoc Tuan, and his fiancee, Lisa Pham. All three were held for nine months without being able to see a lawyer or their relatives, before finally being released on 7 July 2006.



HE The Vietnamese Ambassador

Dear Mr. Ambassador,

Reporters Without Borders would like to draw your attention to the case of Truong Quoc Huy, who has been imprisoned since 18 August 2006 on a charge of trying to use the Internet to “overthrow the government.”

Mr. Truong should be freed, as all he allegedly did was give interviews for foreign radio stations in which he voiced support for the 8406 group, a Vietnamese pro-democracy movement. We therefore urge you to intercede with your government with a view to obtaining his immediate release.

Yours sincerely,



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