USHR17 Lantos Commission
Date Created: 2014-01-16 06:36:15
Included testify of victims or family of victims:
• Tran Thi Ngoc Minh, the mother of jailed Vietnamese labor activist Do Thi Minh Hanh, who has been beaten repeatedly in prison;
• Ven. Danh Tol, an ethnic Khmer Buddhist monk who was imprisoned and tortured for participating in a peaceful demonstration calling for religious freedom;
• Nguyen Lieu, a Catholic parishioner from Con Dau who was detained and tortured by police in Da Nang for participating in a funeral procession and protest march to a cemetery located on disputed land; and,
• Tran Tu Thanh, a veteran of the Army of Republic of Vietnam and human rights activist who was subjected to torture during his eight years of incarceration in 14 different “re-education” camps.