PLEASE SEND A LETTER ASKING FOR THE FREEDOM OF VIETNAMESE CLIMATE ACTIVIST HOANG THI MINH HONG
Go to https://350asia.org/free-hong to send a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Tell him to urge the Vietnamese government release Hoang Thi Minh Hong and all climate defenders!
Renowned climate leader and 350.org colleague, Hoàng Thi Minh Hồng (known as Hong) has been arrested. She faces up to seven years imprisonment on spurious charges of tax evasion, a tactic commonly used against climate activists in her country.
She has been denied access to a lawyer, healthcare, and other basic needs. 350.org recognizes that what has happened to Hong is part of a broader pattern of repression against climate defenders in Vietnam. As we call for Hong’s release, we stand in solidarity with them all, and with climate defenders worldwide.
“Hong has dedicated her life to the pursuit of justice, and creating a better world for us all” said May Boeve, 350.org Executive Director. “She is a dear colleague and incredible changemaker whose tireless work has inspired climate action across Vietnam and the world. We cannot accept her unjust incarceration, or the silencing of her critical work on climate justice. We urge her immediate release and that of climate defenders across Vietnam.”
Hong worked with 350.org from the organization’s beginnings and in 2013 set up 350 affiliate organization the Center of Hands-on Action and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE). Among its many achievements, CHANGE was instrumental in stopping the construction and financing of coal-fired power plants in Vietnam.
We stand in solidarity to call for the immediate release of Hong and all detained climate defenders!
PLEASE TAKE ACTION TO HELP!
Contact U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken. Tell him to urge the Vietnamese government release Hoang Thi Minh Hong and all climate defenders.
Go to https://350asia.org/free-hong for more details.