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Anh la Ai - Who are you - Viet Khang (English version)

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Uploaded on Feb 10, 2012

I would like to dedicate this English version to our young hero Viet Khang.

Who is Viet Khang?

Viet Khang -- born Vo Minh Tri - is a young Vietnamese songwriter and singer in his thirties. He was arrested by the Vietnamese communist authorities on December 23rd, 2011 for simply having composed and sang two patriotic songs ( "Who are you" and ""Where is my Vietnam") emphasizing the concern of the Vietnamese people, facing with the gradual invasion of China. During the year 2011, hundreds of people staged multiple anti-China demonstrations in Vietnam to protest against the Chinese incursions into the Vietnamese maritime borders. Ironically, several protesters were incarcerated or brutally oppressed by the Vietnamese police - without trials. Viet Khang, highlighted these tragic moments in his songs which warrant his arrest incommunicado.

With my limited english skills, I have attempted to produce an english translation (a mixture of french translated words and some english phrases I picked up from the web about this song) that I could sing. I sincerely hope this effort could help spreading the case of Viet Khang to the english-speaking community worldwide. Let's sing for Viet Khang together and pressure the Vietnamese communist authorities to release Viet Khang- immediately and unconditionally. Our heartfelt Thank You!

I happened to learn about the petition campaign to prevent the communist regime of Vietnam from joining the UN Human Rights Council. Please support and sign at the link below. Good luck to all !!
www.democracyforvietnam.net

Who are you? (originally "Anh la Ai" by Viet Khang)

Tell me, who are you?
Why jailing me, what have I done wrong?
Tell me, who are you?
Why beating me without the least mercy?
Tell me, who are you?
Why stopping me from professing?
My love for this country whose people have too much suffering !
Tell me where're you from?
Why stopping me from opposing China?
Tell me where're you from?
Why insulting in our native tongue?
Where is your origin?
Why cowardly serving enemies?
Then leaving the mark
That your hands have stained in our blood
I cannot sit still
When my country is collapsing
My people will be sinking
Into thousand years of eternal darkness
I cannot sit still
For the future of my descendents
What will be their origin?
When this world has no trace of Vietnam

Antoine Figali

Cliquez ici pour la version française http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i4z_S...
Click here for the English version "Where is my Vietnam" (originally "Vietnam Toi Dau") http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-6ca5...

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