This information on the arrest of a prominent Vietnamese Human Rights Defender is reported by Amnesty International:
Responding to the arbitrary arrest of prominent Vietnamese human rights defender Nguyen Thuy Hanh by police in Ha Noi yesterday morning, Ming Yu Hah, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns, said:
“The arrest of Nguyen Thuy Hanh is a blatant and politically-motivated attempt to silence one of the most respected human rights advocates in the country.
“Nguyen Thuy Hanh is an inspiring activist who has worked tirelessly to support unjustly detained persons in Viet Nam. Despite police beatings and years of harassment, she has remained steadfast in her efforts to help and support those in desperate need.
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