Free “Peasant’s Pipe”!
What’s new? Send a letter to the Vietnam authorities and call for the immediate release of “Peasant’s Pipe”!
In prison since 2008 for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression, now Nguyen Hoang Hai could be sentenced an additional 3 to 20 years in prison!
Known as Dieu Cay (which means “the peasant’s pipe”), Nguyen Hoang Hai has written articles that are critical of China’s foreign policy and participated in peaceful protests, in addition to blogging about corruption and human rights in Vietnam.
From now until 24 May 2012, we are asking YOU(th) to send a letter to the Vietnam authorities to drop all charges against Nguyen Hoang Hai and immediately and unconditionally release him.
If you have some free time, you can also organize to collect signatures in your local community (a good opportunity for newcomers to gain campaigning and mobilizing skills)!
View NOW: http://bit.ly/IqP0Sm
Do more! Send a letter and tweet for Yong Vui Kong!
On April 4, Yong Vui Kong’s third appeal against his death sentence was rejected and his last hope is clemency from the President of Singapore, who can grant this only on the advice from the Cabinet.
We still need more letters from young people in Asia Pacific to ask the Singapore authorities to stop his execution! We only have until 17 May 2012 – please add your name to the APYN letter or organize an activity to collect signatures!
Add NOW: http://bit.ly/HreTD3
Besides sending letters, YOU(th) can also take action on Twitter!
On May 9 2010, the Minister of Law (who is also the Minister of Foreign Affairs) said, “Yong Vui Kong is young. But if we say ‘We let you go’, what is the signal we are sending?”
In response to his comment on May 9 last year, let’s flood the Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs Twitter account from May 9 12am GMT until May 10 12am GMT!YOU(th) can send him this tweet:
@MFAsg Mr K Shanmugam, give Yong Vui Kong a second chance to live! #death penalty #singapore #yongvuikong
Tweet on MAY 9: http://bit.ly/J5OI5T
Invite your friends to join APYN!