PEN: From a literature to an extreme human rights organization

12/04/2016


PEN International (known as International PEN until 2010) is a worldwide association of writers, founded in London in 1921 to promote friendship and intellectual co-operation among writers everywhere. The association has autonomous International PEN centers in over 100 countries. PEN is a non-governmental organization in formal consultative relations with UNESCO and Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Other goals included: to emphasize the role of literature in the development of mutual understanding and world culture. PEN originally stood for "Poets, Essayists, Novelists," but now stands for "Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, Novelists," and includes writers of any form of literature, such as journalists and historians.
But, recent years, PEN International has been distorted, it has many times issued statements of slandering Vietnam’s human rights situations. It has launched many campaigns against the State and Party of Vietnam and petitioned Vietnam’s leaders for unreasonable requirements of releasing many dangerous criminals who violated Vietnam’s laws. We can list out some name of those fugitives such as Nguyen Van Hai, Cu Huy Ha Vu, Ta Phong Tan, etc. And, nearly it is the case of Tran Minh Nhat who was sentenced to four years in prison and three years in probationary detention for ‘carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration’ under Article 79 of the Criminal Code in connection with his writings for a website linked to the Catholic Church.
PEN has interfered with Vietnam’s internal affairs and has forgotten its’ original goals of spreading and emphasizing the role of literature in the development of mutual understanding and world culture. PEN now has gone a wrong way from founders’ purposes like George Bernard Shaw, Herbet George Wells and become a disguised human rights organization.
 Meanwhile PEN’s awards of literature do not get much attention from the world’s literature life, its’ statements, petitions and reports have echoed much more. If looking at what it has done recent years, many will think of PEN as a human rights organization than an organization of literature.
It has issued many reports and statements which distorted and criticized countries’ affairs based on groundless evidence. PEN has been deceived by self-claimed human rights activists and followed their false information to conduct anti-Vietnam and other states campaigns.
Focusing on human rights, but PEN has intentionally put aside Vietnam’s human rights achievements of ensuring and promoting civil rights in politics, economic and social affairs. With biased prejudices, this organization has falsely accused Vietnam of violating human rights, suppressing writers, journalists and bloggers.
 And among PEN’s franchisers, Vietnamese Abroad Pen which consists of individuals who claim themselves as writers but indeed are anti-State elements like Vo Phien, Nguyen Sa, Đang Van Nham, Nguyen Huu Nghia, Nguyen Ngoc Ngan, Du Tu Le, Thanh Tam Tuyen, Doan Quoc Si, Vo Van Ai, Nguyen Buu Thoai, Phạm Quang Trinh, Song Thao, Dao Duc Chuong, Hoang Van Phu... They all have had literature activities under the Saigon’s regime and now cling on extremist sentiment against the Party and State of Vietnam. Their goals are destroying and overthrowing the Party’s leadership, undermining our country’s national solidarity. Vietnamese Abroad Pen is backed by many reactionary groups which are franchisers of Viet Tan - a terrorist organization related to its aggressive movements.
         It’s ironical that members of Vietnamese Abroad Pen are not true writers, they don’t have any prominent writings like books, articles, etc. They just produce reports and statements trying to distort and slander the Party and State’s policies. That’s why many of them have been judged to be sentenced by violating Vietnam’s laws. So now, we should be aware of PEN and all its franchisers like Vietnamese Abroad Pen, they all now hostile elements to our career of protecting and constructing the country./.
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John Smith 12/4/16 21:22

Now there are so many organizations like this PEN, they have all gone so far from their principles.

Gentle Moon 12/4/16 21:23

PEN is not a literature organization any more, it has transformed to an anti-Vietnam groups.

Love Peace 12/4/16 21:24

PEN has interfered with Vietnam’s internal affairs and has forgotten its’ original goals of spreading and emphasizing the role of literature in the development of mutual understanding and world culture.

MaskOf Zero 12/4/16 21:26

It should go back to its original goals as an literature organization than interfere with an independent state like Vietnam.

LawrenceSamuels 12/4/16 21:30

Granting Vietnamese Abroad Pen, a hostile group, as its franchise is an evidence of PEN's deformation.

Deck Hero14 12/4/16 21:32

PEN has been deceived by self-claimed human rights activists and followed their false information to conduct anti-Vietnam and other states campaigns.

Jane smartnic 12/4/16 21:33

Get this organization out of literature community!

Only Solidar 12/4/16 21:35

As I see, PEN has many time asked unreasonably Vietnam's government to free criminals who violated Vietnamese laws.

yobro yobro 12/4/16 21:36

Vietnamese Abroad Pen is backed by Viet Tan - a terrorist organization related to its aggressive movements.

Pack Cassiopian 12/4/16 21:37

Don't intervene to other countries' affairs! Just do your jobs, ok?

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