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Vietnam Letter to Appeal Judge for Le Quoc Quan

17 Feb 14 

L4L, together with a broad coalition of organizations, has sent a letter to the Supreme Court of Vietnam to express their support for the appeal of Mr. Le Quoc Quan against his recent conviction on charges of alleged tax evasion. In the letter, the organisations highlighted four important legal issues in support of Mr Quan’s appeal which we hope the Court will take into consideration as it decides on the appeal of Mr Quan.

Le Quoc Quan was arrested on 27 December 2012, and convicted for 30 months in jail on charges of ‘tax evasion’. In 2013, the detention of Le Quoc Quan was condemned by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention as a violation of his right to freedom of expression and his right to a fair trial. It found that Le Quoc Quan had been targeted for his work as a lawyer and a blogger and called for his immediate release or for his conviction to be reviewed by an independent court.

Click here to see the letter that was sent.

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