Vietnam - Two workers’ rights activists released (2010)

Tran Thi Le Hong, one of the founders and representatives of the United Worker-Farmers Organisation of Vietnam (UWFO) was released in February. She had been sentenced to three years imprisonment for “abusing democratic freedoms”. Huynh Viet Lang, a member of the Democratic People’s Party who had published an article in 2006 criticising workers’ rights violations in Vietnam, was released in February after spending 30 months in detention, but Human Rights Watch notes that he will remain under close supervision for two years, which is tantamount to house arrest.

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