Sunday, July 01, 2012

Vietnamese AO Victims and the Right to Life

Always wondered where the so called 'right to life' advocates have been on issues like this, oh wait, they'd then have to pony up for the some forty years of ignoring, till recently the VA hasn't nor Gulf War Syndrome, and the no care as to the Vietnam Veterans of this country, many of the brothers now gone!!!

Lawyers back Vietnamese AO victims
June 29, 2012 - The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) has called on the Human Rights Council to protect the right to life of Vietnamese Agent Orange victims, at the current 20th session of this UN organisation.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Rinh, President of the Vietnamese Association for Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA) which represents more than 3 million Vietnamese AO victims, was present at the event.

IADL President Jeanne Mirer told hundreds of delegates from UN member countries that during the war in Vietnam in the latter half of the 20 th century, the US launched a chemical warfare, the largest and longest in the history of mankind, by spraying about 80 million litres of toxic herbicides, referred to as Agent Orange. These chemicals contained between 366 and 600kg of dioxin that is considered one the most dangerous toxin ever known. read more>>>

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