Subcommittee Hearing: Highlighting Vietnamese Government Human Rights Violations in Advance of the U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue


Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations | 2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Apr 11, 2013 10:00am

Chairman Smith on the hearing: “This hearing will examine the ongoing human rights abuses the Government of Vietnam perpetrates upon its own citizens, particularly the deeply troubling violations of religious and ethnic rights as well as ongoing government complicity in human trafficking,” said Subcommittee Chairman Chris Smith. “The testimony of our distinguished witnesses will provide compelling evidence that the State Department should assertively raise during the U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue scheduled to take place the following day.  The Subcommittee also will critically examine Vietnam’s announcement of its candidacy for the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2014-2016 term.”


The Honorable Anh “Joseph” Cao
Former Member of Congress

Mr. Vo Van Ai
Vietnam Committee on Human Rights and Que Me: Action for Democracy in Vietnam

Ms. Anna Buonya
Montagnard Human Rights Organization

Ms. Danh Bui
Sister of a victim of human trafficking

Mr. Tien Tran
Victim of religious persecution at the Con Dau Parish

Mr. John Sifton
Advocacy Director for Asia
Human Rights Watch

***Any changes to witness list will be reflected above.



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