Vietnam’s Communist Party Jails its Most Trenchant Critic

Le journaliste David Brown rappelle le parcours de Pham Doan Trang, une net-citoyenne, écrivaine et activiste actuellement emprisonnée au Viêt Nam.

Pham Doan Trang was merely telling the government to honor its rights commitments.

The Vietnamese authorities are about to try Pham Doan Trang next week just for insisting that they honor the guarantees of civil liberties set out in Vietnam’s constitution.

In a photo taken on the night she was arrested, Trang is clearly exhausted, worn down by years on the run. Flanked by two policemen, one in uniform, the other plainclothes, Trang is walking away from the camera. She wobbles as she walks, the consequence of injuries suffered at the hands of other policemen years earlier.

Doan Trang is accused of ‘conducting propaganda against the State.’ Three documents and two interviews, one with the BBC and the other with Radio Free Asia, have been adduced as evidence of Trang’s subversive intent. When — not if — she’s convicted, she could draw 12 years in prison.

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Illustration “à la une” : Portrait de Pham Doan Trang paru sur la revue en ligne Luât Khoa tap chi. © The Vietnamese Magazine

Condamnation de Pham Doan Trang a neuf ans de prison le mardi 14 décembre 2021. Reportage de la télévision vietnamienne (chaîne de la Sécurité publique et du Nhân Dân, l’organe officiel du PCV).

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