WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2013) Business Wire — In advance of hearings at the U.S. Capitol, Dr. Ngai Nguyen, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Path Movement, presented a letter to Congressman Ed Royce and thanked him for hosting this dialogue on June 4, 2013 in our nation’s Capitol to discuss issues of importance to the Vietnamese American community.
Congressman Royce, in his role as Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, along with other Members of Congress, led the discussion and received input on legislative and policy priorities, in areas both domestically and internationally.
Dr. Ngai Nguyen, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Path Movement (VPM), pointed out that “on June 6, 2012, a group of concerned citizens in Vietnam formed the Vietnam Path Movement to be the voice of all the Vietnamese people. The main goals of the VPM are to promote and improve human rights in Vietnam, where the basic rights of the people are not now respected. Our people want their voice to be heard and be able to participate in the process of reviving the country in a democratic way.”
According to Dr. Nguyen, “The Vietnamese government continues to wage a brutal crackdown against human rights advocates for merely promoting improved human rights. Three political prisoners immediately come to mind, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Nguyen Tien Trung and Tran Anh Kim.” Dr. Nguyen asked that Congressman Royce and our U.S. government talk with and urge the government of Vietnam to release these individuals and all other prisoners of conscience immediately and unconditionally.
Dr. Nguyen again thanked Congressman Royce for his continuing efforts at improving human rights for the people of Vietnam and said, “Your support is greatly welcomed and appreciated by the Vietnam Path Movement and free people, everywhere.”
For more information on the Vietnam Path Movement contact Dr. Ngai X. Nguyen, Vice Chairman at [email protected].