From Workers’ International News, Vol.1 No.6, June 1938, p.11.
Transcribed by Ted Crawford.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.
Comrade Ta Thu-Thau, the courageous leader of the struggle of the Indo-Chinese workers against French Imperialist oppression, is still in prison, ill and paralysed.
The day after the Elysee demonstration in 1930 he was forcibly deported from France on the order of the Minister Pietri, and was compelled to leave behind in France his young son, who was entrusted to the care of a French working class family. As long as he was at liberty he sent regularly monthly remittances to the foster parents of his child.
Arrested for his part in the struggles of the workers and peasants of Indo-China he has now spent several months in prison. His brutal captors prevent him from receiving medical treatment although his body and face are paralysed and he is in danger of losing his sight. Ta-Thu-Thau’s boy is now about 10 years old. He has been taken under the protection of the International Workers’ Aid, which issues a call to all workers to demonstrate their solidarity with the colonial workers by adopting the child of Ta-Thu-Thau.
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