Tuesday, May 14, 2013

News at Eleven: In Saigon, the bloggers [poet] Vu Sy Hoanh

("Hanh Nhan") and Nguyen Hoang Vi were able to organize a gathering in a public park and distribute copies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Vietnamese. They were allowed to talk in small groups for an hour until evicted by municipal employees in civilian dress on the pretext that the grass needed watering.

The municipal employees used force when they objected to being made to leave. Hoanh and Vi were badly beaten and arrested.

from Reporters Without Borders: Police use violence against bloggers at human rights picnics


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