Australian Member of Parliament, Mr Chris Hayes, today wrote to inform us and many other concerned groups, informing us that the Australian Government has been making many representations for the release of labour rights advocate Do Thi Minh Hanh who is serving 7 years for organising a shoe factory strike in 2010.

Below are some noteworthy extracts, followed by an image of his letter.

  • The Minister has advised me that the Australian Government has raised [t]his matter on a number of occasions..from 2010 through to 2013
  • Prisoner management and conditions [Read: torture and denial of health care] was specifically raised at the..Human Rights June this year
  • the Embassy in Hanoi wrote to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeking an update..a response from the Embassy was received on 2 December reassuring Miss Hanh’s health.


ILLUS LETTER MP Chris Hayes re DoThiMinhHanh 20Dec2013 - SPRN21013122010280