Press Conference and Congressional
Hearing, January 16, 2014
At CAT-VN's January 16 press conference in Washington, D.C., Ven. Danh Tol (left), a Khmer Krom Buddhist monk from Vietnam, testified about being imprisoned and tortured for participating in a peaceful protest for religious freedom in 2007. Tran Tu Thanh (center), a veteran of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, described the torture he endured during eight years' incarceration in 14 different "re-education" camps. Earlier in the day Tran Thi Ngoc Minh (right) testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the U.S. Congress about the beatings and abuse her daughter, labor rights activist Do Thi Minh Hanh, has suffered in prison.