Trial documents against Tran Khai Thanh Thuy

30 01 2010

Novelist Tran Khai Thanh Thuy was arrested on October 8, 2009 after attending the trials of fellow democracy activists. The Vietnamese government staged an attack against her and her husband and then charged the couple with assault.

Authorities tried to support the assault charges by publishing the picture of an alleged victim. This photo, published on government newspapers, was later proven to be a fake by Vietnamese bloggers.

Ms. Thuy has been detained since October while her husband, Do Ba Tan, has been under virtual house arrest.

Following are translations of 1/ the indictment against Tran Khai Thanh Thuy and Do Ba Tan and 2/ the decision to bring the case to trial. The court proceeding will take place in Hanoi on February 5, 2010 (the original trial date was postponed).

Tran Khai Thanh Thuy Court decision

Tran Khai Thanh Thuy Indictment

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