Regarding the residents' upcoming trip for litigation and complaint against Ky Anh People's Court dismissal of legal actions against Formosa.

Quynh Luu county, Oct. 16, 2016

Rev. Anthony Dang Huu Nam

Phu Yen parish, An Hoa commune, Quynh Luu county, Nghe An province.

Tel: +849 1 288 2525

To: Mass media

On Oct. 18, 2016 roughly 1000 residents of Quynh Luu county, Nghe An province would start a journey of more than 200 km to the Office of People's Committee of Ky Anh town to push forward the lawsuit against Formosa Steel Plant and to file complaint against Ky Anh Court's dismissal of their law suit earlier.

On Oct 7-8, 2016, Ky Anh court in Ha Tinh province returned all of 506 complaints filed against Formosa due to "insufficient evidence to prove loss". By returning these complaints, the Court grossly violated the civil rights act under the current law (of Vietnam).

Previously, on Sept. 26-27, 2016 people from Phu Yen parish and greater areas of Quynh Luu county, Nghe An province had filed these 506 complaints against Formosa at the People's Court of Ky Anh town, Ha Tinh province.

More than 5000 people gathered peacefully and orderly outside the Ky Anh Courthouse to demonstrate their support for the plaintiffs of the People vs Formosa law suit.

The upcoming journey, just like the previous one, would demonstrate the spirit of non violence and respect for the law.

We respectfully report to the mass media and wish to gain your attention in our upcoming pursuit for justice.

Quynh Luu, Oct 16, 2016

Rev. Anthony Dang Huu Nam
Pastor of Phu Yen parish,

Translated from Vietnamese by VietCatholic Network