October 08, 2018
To: H.E. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
Cc: The Hon. Peter Wittig, Ambassador of Germany to the U.S.A.
The Hon. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The Hon. Vojislav ŠUC, President of the Human Rights Council.
The Hon. Michael Pompeo, US Secretary of State.
The Hon. Kenneth Roth, CEO, Human Rights Watch.
Subject: An Urgent Request for asylum status for Ms. Nguyen Quang Hong An
Ms. Nguyen Quang Hong An, 19 years old, came to Germany on July 26, 2015 along with her father Nguyen Quang Hong Nhan. She took part in the International Piano Contest in Germany and Austria. She is currently attending the Musical Academy in Germany.
As her father was a political dissident who peacefully protested against the Communist Vietnam government, he was temporarily allowed to stay in Germany. But Ms. Hong An’s visa expired in December 2017. The Nuremberg authorities forced her to leave. Recently, they asked Ms. Hong An to renew the visa or face criminal charge and be deported.
We all know that the Consulate of Communist Vietnam would never do any favor to the daughter of a man they consider the enemy of the state. If going back to Vietnam, we are sure Ms. Hong An will face harsh persecution for the rest of her life.
We believe the German people have full knowledge and experience how the Communists treated people who have opposing stance.
We are humbly requesting the German authorities to have sympathy to a young talented woman who can be a valuable asset to your society, and grant her the asylum status to stay as political refugee.
Thank you for your concern and consideration.
Very sincerely yours
The Vietnamese Americans Community of the USA
- Mr. Michael Do, Chairman of the Board of Representatives