European Parliament condemns violations of human rights, freedom of expression, religion and assembly in Vietnam

Vo Van Ai and Penelope Faulkner, President and Vice-President of Que Me Action for Democracy and members of the General council of the Radical Party issued the following statement when at its plenary session in Strasburg today, the 754-member European Parliament adopted an Urgent Resolution on Vietnam strongly condemning a wide range of human rights violations and asking the EU to “assess the compatibility” of these violations with the new EU-Vietnam Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) which conditions trade and diplomatic relations on the respect of democratic principles and human rights.

The press release and the full text ofthe Urgent Resolution of the European Parliament is available at this page of Que Me website.