Support for Tran To Nga in her fight for justice for Vietnamese AO victims

(VOVworld) - The chapter of the Vietnam Association of the Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho held a seminar expressing support for Vietnamese-French Tran To Nga in her fight for justice for Vietnamese AO victims.
 
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Tran To Nga (middle) at the event (Source: VNA)

In May 2014, Nga, 74, filed a lawsuit against 26 US chemical firms for producing chemical toxins sprayed by the US army during its war in Vietnam, which had serious consequences for her community, her personally, and her children. Among her three children, the first child died of heart defects and the second suffers from a blood disease.
In 2009, Nga, who contracted a number of acute diseases, appeared as a witness at the Court of Public Opinion in Paris, France against US chemical companies. The complaint and related documents were handed over to the Crown Court of the city of Evry in the suburbs of Paris. Up to 19 of US chemical firms stood trial, with 38 defence lawyers while three lawyers, represented Nga.

According to Nga, six working sessions took place at court from April 2015 to July 2016. The seventh session is slated for next year. She told the seminar that she had collected enough legal evidence and stood ready to face trial in the future, and expressed her wish that the public and socio-political organisations would continue supporting her throughout the process.
A similar event is also due to be held in the southern province of Soc Trang in the foreseeable future.

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