Save Janny! Life in Vietnam Prison.
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October 2012, two foreigners were arrested in Vietnam on charges of drug smuggling.  Under Vietnamese law, smuggling 600 grams of heroin is punishable by death.   One of those charged is my friend in China, li hui zhen, or "Janny". ...

Innocent Young Woman Gets Life in Prison in Vietnam

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October 2012, two foreigners were arrested in Vietnam on charges of drug smuggling.  Under Vietnamese law, smuggling 600 grams of heroin is punishable by death.  

One of those charged is my friend in China, li hui zhen, or "Janny".  But she was falsely accused, and is now serving life in prison in Hanoi.  

Her statements to police and in court hearings were set aside with no attempt to perform the most basic search for the truth. 

In China, the police waited 6 months to begin investigating, and when they finally did, they searched her computer and found that communication with her “customer” lined up perfectly with the statements she made to police in Vietnam.

Steve Moore, retired FBI agent responsible for exposing the truth in the Amanda Knox case in Italy said this about Janny:  "D rug dealers use innocent people to bring their drugs into countries where they don’t want to risk life imprisonment. And that's what happened to Janny.  She didn't bring the drugs in but yet she was being blamed for them being brought in.  This is unfair, this is heartbreaking.  This is not what should happen to a woman who has tried to live an honest life and is now being victimized by dishonest people."

Janny loved to travel. One customer of her clothing business knew this and paid her expenses and a small fee of 2,500 Renminbi or $400 us dollars to fly to Vietnam and bring back some clothing samples which his assistant, a Thailand woman, would provide. When the samples arrived at the hotel, Janny looked at them and thought they didn’t look right, so she began to examine them.  Some white powder fell out, and she asked the Thai woman what it was.  She replied, “it’s heroin.”  

Janny wanted to call the police, but the woman became forceful and demanded that she call the “customer” in China.  At that point, Janny realized this woman was not a friend, and would harm or kill her if she attempted to contact authorities.   The customer told them to get out of that hotel immediately, go somewhere else and call him again. 

When they went to the lobby of their hotel, the police were waiting for them.  Why? A call from United States authorities, most likely DEA, told Hanoi police that they have been trying to catch the Thai woman, knew where she was and that she was about to receive a shipment.  Hanoi police agreed to the capture.  Janny was caught in the middle of a major drug smuggling arrest, and convicted of drug trafficking.  The Thai woman was sentenced to death.

Janny escaped death, but the life she lives now is one of hopelessness.  She had no idea that her customer and his assistant were actually drug traffickers, wanted by authorities half way around the world. 

In court she cried out, “Why won’t anyone believe me??” 

I do.

There is only one way possible to gain her freedom.  Her family must pay court fees and fines totaling $165,000 US Dollars.  But they have exhausted their finances paying for legal representation. 

Will you help?

We need donations large and small.  You can donate directly by PayPal by sending to SaveJanny@live.com.  For updates and more information visit http://www.facebook.com/savejanny.

Even one dollar will make a difference if enough people are willing to join our effort to “Save Janny.” 

If you can’t give, please pray for her release and for strength while she continues to face this terrible injustice.

Thank You.

 

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