Dinh Thi Minh Hoa, born 1984 in Duc Minh commune in Quang Ngai province, in her mother’s arms. Her mother Le Thi My Hanh was a young
volunteer during the Quang Ngai battle.
The Vietnam War has passed for almost 30 years, yet several million Vietnamese are still suffering physically and mentally from diseases caused by the US sprayings of dioxin laced toxic chemicals, particularly the Agent Orange. This responsibility, as a matter of course, should rest on the US.
On the occasion of the oral argument to be held in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday, June 18th, 2007 in New York, for the lawsuit filed by the Vietnamese victims of these toxic chemicals, we, along with our representative organization, the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA), earnestly call upon all governments, organizations and our friends, far and near, all over the world, to raise strong voices, to make every effort in demanding this U.S court rise above any illegal and immoral pressure, to make a truly fair and just decision that results in affirming the liability of the US companies, manufacturers and suppliers of these toxic chemicals, and hence due compensation for all their victims.
Our pain is a common, universal pain of all of humanity.