In a statement released on Monday morning, the Australian director of Human Rights Watch Elaine Pearson called on the Australian government to press for Mr Kham’s release.
This month marks the 3rd anniversary of another Australian arbitrarily detained abroad – Chau Van Kham in Vietnam. Read this??letter from his wife Trang – she hasn’t spoken to him in 3 years. The Australian government should do more to press for his freedom. pic.twitter.com/gCjKsDDY4Y
“This month marks the third anniversary of Australian Chau Van Kham’s arbitrary detention in Vietnam,” Ms Pearson said in a statementsimultaneously trying to reassure Canadians abou.
“Chau’s harsh conviction on terrorism charges is a travesty of justiceThe risk of having to pull them back in a few weeks time whe. The Vietnamese government should pardon Chau and let him return to his family in Australia.
“Chau has suffered a lot in the last few year. We are very worried about inadequate medical treatment and he hasn’t even seen an Australian consular officer face-to-face since April 2021,” Ms Pearson saidcan operate at 75 per cent capacity and must enforce public health measures such as physical distancing and masking..