Tran To Nga Honored for Supporting Agent Orange Victims
|President Nguyen Van Rinh awarded the certificate "For the victims of Agent Orange" to Tran To Nga.|
Tran To Nga is also a victim of Agent Orange. However, she has made contributions to the movement to support Agent Orange victims. She is pursuing a lawsuit demanding that American chemical companies pay compensation for the damage these companies have caused to her and her family, since she was a war correspondent in Vietnam.
At the awarding ceremony, Nguyen Van Rinh, president of the Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) said, VAVA always supports Nga's case. They will continue to accompany her in the lawsuit, support her in people-to-people diplomacy.
Tran To Nga expressed her emotion at the interest and support of VAVA during the course of the lawsuit. She said VAVA's companionship and support was a great motivation for her to persevere and strive to pursue the case for nearly a decade.
Nga also shared about the advantages and disadvantages that she and her lawyers personally encountered throughout the case.
|Tran To Nga took photo with the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin.|
She said that on May 10, 2021, the French court of Evry dismissed the case. However, she and her lawyers continued to appeal.
She said: “The issue is not about the Court's decision. What I want is through my lawsuit, I let the world know about the Agent Orange disaster in Vietnam. This is so that this case becomes the foundation for the fight against environmental destruction."
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