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Saigon Broadcasting Television Network Petitions the White House for Human Rights in Viet Nam

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…

Rep. Loretta Sanchez on introduction of the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez - Photo: Chris Prevatt

The Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act would impose sanctions on individuals who perpetrate or are complicit in human rights abuses committed against nationals of Vietnam or their family members. Individuals who warrant sanctions would be disqualified from applying for a U.S. visa or taking part in financial or property transactions in the U.S., among other penalties.

Van Tran brews up another cup of Weak Tea

Tran: “There’s a big debate in the community whether she’s (Loretta Sanchez) effective or not – whether she’s doing it for lip service or for votes, because the big question is, after 14 years in the House, what substantial and tangible results can she show in terms of advancing Vietnamese democracy and human rights? Show us your accomplishments _ what bills, what legislation, what political prisoners?”

Rep. Loretta Sanchez statement on release of the 10th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report

“Each year, approximately 800,000 individuals are trafficked across U.S. and international borders. These victims, most of whom are women, are routinely sold into domestic servitude, exploited for commercial sex, or forced into labor at factories and sweatshops. These abuses are a serious violation of fundamental human rights and must be stopped.”

Rep. Loretta Sanchez urges colleagues to be “Voices of Conscience” for imprisoned Vietnamese democracy activists

“As Members of Congress, it is our duty to speak for those who have no voice. We must collectively stand up for the freedom of these activists by urging the Vietnamese government to unconditionally release these activists. We as Members of Congress have an obligation to engage the Government of Vietnam and call on them to uphold and respect human rights by releasing all activists.”