British man continues to support Vietnamese AO victims

May 12, 2007

 
23:18′ 22/04/2007 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – Len Aldis, Secretary of the Britain-Vietnam Friendship Society (BVFS), called at the Cambridge University on April 19 to rally support for Vietnamese Agent Orange (AO) victims in their lawsuit against US defoliant producers.

The Briton man provided students with stories of physical and mental pains suffered day by day by Vietnamese AO victims who he have met during his visits to the country.

He said that more than 30 years after the war in Vietnam, the herbicides sprayed by the US Army have left severe consequences on three successive generations of Vietnamese people. However, they have not yet received any compensation from the US.

Len Aldis added that the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA), in January 2004, filed a lawsuit against more than 30 US chemical companies which had produced herbicides for the US Army during the war in Vietnam. The US courts had rejected their petitions, but in the meantime, asked the chemical companies to pay compensations for American veterans during the Vietnam War.

Aldis affirmed that this was actually an unjust action; therefore, people worldwide should continue to support Vietnamese AO victims in the fight for justice.

The conversation was part of a campaign, which was held by the BVFS at universities throughout Britain, to support Vietnamese AO victims. Len Aldis plans to hold more conversations at the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Manchester.

(Source: VNA)

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