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Letter of invitation from Center for Human Rights Director Todd Howland

From: Erik M. Giblin
To: Dr Quan Nguyen
Cc: Todd Howland
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 12:06 PM

Subject: Thank You Dr. Quan

Dr. Quan Quoc Nguyen

Non Violent Movement for Human Rights in Vietnam

Dear Dr. Quan:
On behalf the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, I would like to thank you for all of your work to support the courageous efforts of your brother and 1995 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award recipient, Dr. Nguyen Dan Que.

I am writing to request your consideration to send this letter of invitation from Center for Human Rights Director Todd Howland to members of the Vietnamese Community, inviting them to join our “Dr. Que Advocacy Network.”

Many thanks for your kind attention and consideration. Please receive our best wishes for the continued success of your efforts to support Dr. Que and his endeavors to bring about greater human rights in Viet Nam and around the world.

Sincerely,
Erik

Erik Manuel Giblin
Program Officer
The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial
Center for Human Rights
1367 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-463-7575 X226
Fax: 202-463-6606
Email: giblin@rfkmemorial.org
www.rfkmemorial.org

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April 1, 2005
“All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.”
Robert F. Kennedy

Dear Friends of Dr. Que:

In light of the recent release of our 1995 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Laureate, Dr. Nguyen Dan Que, I convey my best regards this joyful New Year to you and your families. The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights (CHR) continues to support the endeavors of Dr. Que. As part of our continued work, I would like to invite you to join the RFK “Dr. Que Advocacy Network” to help support his continuing struggle for human rights in Vietnam, in particular freedom of expression and the nine-point road map that Dr. Que outlined during his recent interview on Voice of America.

Although Dr. Que has been released, he still is not free. Without a robust network of supporters, Dr. Que’s efforts remain in grave danger of being suppressed. However, through this Network, involving information alerts and calls to action over the internet, our joint collaboration will help not only identify possible human rights violations, but also address and promote the protection of these basic rights, such as freedom of expression, which are enshrined in the Vietnamese Constitution and protected by international law.

If you are interested in joining us, please email Program Officer Erik Manuel Giblin and provide your contact information. Mr. Giblin can be reached by email at: giblin@rfkmemorial.org, and by telephone at: 202-463-7575, ext. 226.

True, supporting Dr. Que in his effort to uphold freedom of expression will be a challenge, but there is no limit to what a Network of committed advocates such as you can do. Together let us move forward in the direction of progress, justice and solidarity with Dr. Que and the millions of unheard voices in Vietnam.

Sincerely,

Todd Howland Director, Director
Center for Human Rights

Rallying For Democracy 4217 Evergreen Lane Annandale, VA 22003 USA Tel: (703) 354-3825 Fax: (703) 941-2918 E-mail: ameriviet@gmail.com