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Hanoi grants amnesty to political prisoners
Hanoi, 31 January - Recently the Vietnamese Government freed several prisoners of conscience and political dissidents who were detained in prison, arbitrarily, for a number of years.

Among the released under an Amnesty were; Buddhist Monk Thich Thien Minh, sentenced twice for his support to the Buddhist Unified Church of Vietnam,

Dr. Que Nguyen, founder of the Nonviolent Movement for Democracy in Vietnam who had been detained under house arrest for decades, Catholic Priest Nguyen Van Ly, incarcerated for having submitted a testimony to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and Nguyen Dinh Huy, founder of the Movement to United the People and promote Democracy.

Foreign Prisoner Support Service congratulate the Vietnamese Government in taking this very important step to address the detention of political prisoners. We urge the Government to continue to develop its aid to democratic reforms.

Press release:
13 February 05
Foreign Prisoner Support Services
http://www.foreignprisoners.com

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