Freedom Publishing House and a new book hit directly at punishing human rights violators and corruption.  

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Amidst arrests and searches by the authorities, Freedom Publishing House released its latest book 'Crime Must Be Punished'. In the campaign to promote the book on social networking sites, Tu Do Publishing House declared "A democratic Vietnam with true justice is too long to wait. This publication will teach you how to use a legal tool. special sanctions to punish human rights violators or corruption in Vietnam." What legal tools and how to use them?

The Free Publishing House's new book, "Crime Must Be Punished," discusses the use of Magnisky's law in the United States, Canada and other countries to denounce corrupt officials for human rights violations. rights in Vietnam.

How can ordinary people report corrupt officials to the US Congress so that they can freeze their assets in the US and ban their entry into the US?

That is the content presented in detail, simple and easy to understand of this new book, Ms. Pham Doan Trang- Representative of Freedom Publishing House told SBS.

When asked how there can be a crime when Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is said to have said that Vietnam is stable and safe to the point of "The US electricity pole wants to return to Vietnam"; not only Prime Minister Phuc said, but also Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said a few days later, quoted by Vietnam's national media agency VOV, that "Vietnamese life today is the dream of many people". Ms. Pham Doan Trang cited the case of Dong Tam and recently Duong Noi to demonstrate the crimes of the authorities.

"The fact that at midnight in the morning the authorities mobilized 3,000 troops to round up and kill people, killed Mr. Kinh and took away nearly 30 people in Hoanh village was a horrible event. Up to 25 out of 29 people were arrested. accused of murder and could face the death penalty, as the authorities mentioned when naming them in the newspaper recently."

"Recently, on June 24, the authorities arrested four Duong Noi residents: Mrs. Can Thi Theu, and two children Trinh Ba Phuong and Trinh Ba Tu, and another person, Ms. Nguyen Thi Tam, all Both are important witnesses who reported on the Dong Tam case."

"After arresting the people of Duong Noi and quelling strong voices about the Dong Tam case, I am concerned that the authorities are preparing to execute at least a few Dong Tam residents to silence them."

"The typical Dong Tam case is a robbery, murder, silence of the authorities," said Ms. Pham Doan Trang.

When asked if the book was released in the midst of an intense hunt and was publicly advertised on social networks, why did Tu Do Publishing House choose this way, without fear that they were angering the security forces?

Ms. Pham Doan Trang said that she and the people in Tu Doan Publishing House for a long time could not appear outside, did not meet and gather, did not use the phone, did not visit family and mentally prepared for the future. arrested at any time. When caught, they will be tortured and beaten and will be sentenced to 20 years according to Vietnamese law for their work. However, even if they do nothing, even withdraw, the authorities will still not spare them, will still pursue and arrest them, will still face the same bad things as mentioned above, so what else is there? to be afraid, but to be silent."

Ms. Pham Doan Trang also said that she and the Publishing House were surprised at such a situation of arrest, but the newly published book had received many emails and messages asking to buy or ask.

How is it possible to buy a good book "Crime Must Be Punished" by Liberal Publishing House in such a state of persecution?

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