On Sep 18, 2012, in the city of Phan Rang –Thap Cham (Ninh Thuan), Phan Nguyen Trong Tu was attacked by 5 “gangsters” in the evening. Via phone, Mr. Tu said that the doctor has treated his limb feet, guillotine has broken his feet with shin-bone. There is also a slash wound on his back. Doctor said Mr.Tu will definitely be affected afterward.According to Tu, he does not have any animosity with anyone or the underworld, he is also not a vagabond or saboteur. Tu is the son of Mr. Phan Ngoc Tuan, a prisoner of conscience, fights for freedom – democracy – human rights in Vietnam. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison, 3 years under serveillance in August, 2012 on charge of “propaganda against the state” by a communist court because he protected workers’ rights in Ninh Thuan.
After Tuan was arrested, his family was always harassed by police. Communist police also tells to his neighbour that his family is reactionary, do not help them. In addition, Mr. Tu has been threatened by police that they are going to appoint somebody to guillotine and strike him. He has applied for a job several times but for a few days, he has been sacked without any reason. Family life was isolated and very difficult. Therefore, he could only try to look for a job and help his mother to adopt father in prison.
Today, the threat of police has come true, we can understand who masterminded the brutal attack.
We need to help families of conscience prisoners in general and Ngoc Tuan’s family in particular. Our care and assistance will add the strength to the prisoners of conscience who are being imprisoned in the prisons; help them overcome difficulties and maintain the selected ideal: Fight for the freedom of Vietnam.