After a chemical spill destroyed the environment and the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people, environmental activist Hoàng Đức Bình spoke out.

Because of this he’s now behind bars, and could be there for the next 14 years.

Up to 270,000 fisherfolk and their families in Vietnam were left with nothing – thanks to a dodgy steel plant owned by the Taiwanese company Formosa. The factory leaked toxic waste into the waterways, killing the millions of fish people relied on for a living.

The people affected demanded what any of us would – fair compensation, the spill to be cleaned up, and for the company to be held accountable.

But the Vietnamese government has responded to the peaceful protests with force. They’ve detained blogger Bình since May last year, after he live-streamed and critically commented on police brutality and the government. His 14-year sentence is one of the harshest handed down for something like this.

Amnesty supporters have contributed to the release of countless thousands of people unfairly imprisoned, all around the world – including Vietnamese activist, Father Ly. Let’s get freedom for Hoàng Đức Bình too.

Call on the Vietnamese government to release Hoàng Đức Bình now.

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Prime Minister
Nguyễn Xuân Phúc

Minister of Public Security
To Lam

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister
Phạm Bình Minh

Your Excellency/Dear Minister,

We are calling on you to immediately and unconditionally release activists Hoàng Đức Bình.  

Hoàng Đức Bình has been sentenced to 14 years for his peaceful activism for the environment and labour rights. His conviction is solely based on his peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression, and should be quashed.

Pending his release, ensure that Hoàng Đức Bình is protected from torture and other ill-treatment and is allowed frequent and regular access to his family, his lawyer, and adequate medical care.

It is time Vietnam immediate ended all form of harassment, prosecution and punishment of human rights defenders and activists on the basis of their peaceful activism.

Yours sincerely,

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