The Saigon Broadcasting Television Network and friends based in Orange County’s Little Saigon community have launched an aggressive campaign seeking at least 25,000 electronic signatures to President Barrack Obama to protest the arrest of activists as human rights violations by the Vietnamese government.
Take a moment to sign the petition below and it doesn’t matter if you’re Vietnamese https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/stop-expanding-trade-vietnam-expense-human-rights/53PQRDZH
SBTN’s message is simple. Stop expanding trade with Vietnam at the expense of human rights. Since 2007, the Vietnamese government has continuously waged brutal crackdown against human rights advocates, arresting and/or detaining notables such as: Rev. Nguyen Van Ly, Nobel Peace Prize nominees Ven.Thich Quang Do and Dr.Nguyen Dan Que, blogger Dieu Cay, and most recently songwriter Viet Khang, who merely expressed love for freedom and patriotism through songs he posted online.
Congress responded by introducing the Vietnam Human Rights Act, Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act and just last month, House Resolution 484. The group asks President Obama to take advantage of Vietnam’s desire for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Generalized System of Preferences to force the Vietnamese government to immediately and unconditionally releasse all detained or imprisoned human rights champions.
The petition is being driven by Phu Do Nguyen, a Vice President at SBTN.