Le Thi Cong Nhan

Human rights lawyer Thi Cong Nhan, aged 30, was jailed in May 2007 for "conducting propaganda against the State." She was sentenced to four years' imprisonment in May 2007.

Le Thi Cong Nhan, who was a member of the Committee for Human Rights in Viet Nam and a supporter of Bloc 8406, was also the spokeswoman for the Viet Nam Progression Party (VNPP), one of several pro-democracy political parties and groups formed in 2006 without official approval, which called for democracy and freedom of expression and association, and for human rights to be respected.

The Manifesto of the Bloc 8406 (8 April 2006), which was signed by 118 signatories, called for: "a pluralistic and multiparty system", "a clear separation of powers among...the branches of the government" and for freedom of opinion, assembly, election, and religion, the right to freely organize trade unions and to strike.

Once having a clear and correct knowledge, the people will act appropriately and effectively.