Australian Retiree Convicted Of Terrorism And Jailed For 12 Years In Vietnam

The family of a 71-year-old Western Sydney man jailed overseas on trumped up charges are begging the Australian Government khổng lồ help bring hyên home page.

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Fears are growing over the deteriorating health of Chau Van Ksay đắm, a retired baker from Berala with several medical conditions, as he languishes in difficult conditions in Thu Duc prison in Vietphái mạnh.
His wife and two adult sons have sầu repeatedly appealed to lớn Prime Minister Scott Morrison & Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne for help since he was arrested just over two years ago.
"I miss hyên ổn a lot và want him to baông xã soon," his wife Quynh Trang Truong told through tears.
Chau Van Ksi should be enjoying his retirement but instead the Western Sydney man is languishing in a Vietphái mạnh jail. (Supplied)
"He's always been the rochồng of our household & it kind of fell apart, when they took him away," added their son Dennis Thong Kđê mê Chau.
Mr Van Ksay đắm has lived in Sydney for 40 years, raising a family & running a successful bakery and laundromat.
The family fears he will die soon unless the government intervenes in his imprisonment, which has been condemned by Amnesty International và Human Rights Watch.
Chau Van Ksi has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after finding hyên guilty of "terrorism". (AP)
Mr Van Kham's barrister Michael Polak, an international lawyer based in London, is making a submission on the case to the United Nations.
Mr Van Kyêu thích was visiting Vietphái mạnh when he was arrested on "terrorism" charges for being a member of the pro-democracy organisation Viet Tan.
He had met with another member of the group when he was detained in January 2019 in Hoi Chu Minch City.
Chau Van Kham is suffering several medical conditions and his family fear he will not survive in Thu Duc prison. (Supplied)
His case went to lớn trial 10 months later – but he wasn't told the allegations he was facing beforeh&, was forbidden from meeting a lawyer privately & the Australian Consulate was not allowed into the courtroom.

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With no independent witnesses nor evidence of violence, Mr Van Kđắm đuối was convicted of "Terrorism to Oppose the People's Government" và sentenced khổng lồ 12 years imprisonment.
Mr Van Ksi was also fined for using a fake ID to lớn cross inlớn Vietphái nam from Cambodia – an offence he và his legal team does not dispute.
He suffers from, high blood pressure, prostate problems, cholesterol & kidney stones và needs medication.
Chau Van Kmê mẩn has, high blood pressure, prostate problems, cholesterol and kidney stones and needs medication (Supplied)
Mr Polak argues Mr Van Kham's detention is arbitrary as he was convicted for his beliefs rather than anything he had actually done.
"There's no evidence he's any offences, just that he's a member of this group, described by the United Nations, as a peaceful democratic movement and that's why he's convicted," he said.
The family's Sydney solicitor Dan Nguyen said Mr Van Kđắm đuối has always been a hard-working family man who paid his taxes and values the Australian way of life.
Chau Van Kham's family have appealed to lớn the Australian government to lớn help have sầu him freed. (Supplied)
The legal team is timing the UN submission lớn coincide with Liberation Day on 30 April, a date when pardons are traditionally granted in Vietphái mạnh.
Thu Doc prison, located about three hours out of Ho Chi Minch City, is known for hard labor and cramped conditions.
Mr Van Kham's former cellmate Michael Phuong Minch Nguyen, a US citizen who was released four months ago after the US Government intervened in his case, told he was worried about his friend coping in jail.
Chau Van Ksay đắm was arrested during a trip lớn Vietphái nam in January 2019 on charges relating khổng lồ his membership of Viet Tan, a democracy & human rights activist group. (Supplied)
In a written statement khổng lồ, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular assistance to lớn Mr Van Kmê say & that the Government of Vietphái mạnh was aware of its interest in his case and welfare.