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Nguyen Van Tranh
Catholic Priest, Fr. Nguyen Van Ly, condemned to 8 years in prison
4 other members of the Progression Party are condemned along with him. The Hanoi government arrests and suppresses dissidents and human rights campaigners.
No pardon for Father Ly on Vietnamese National Day
The head of the Hanoi government security states that the priest has not made progress in "reeducation". He was sentenced on charges of being behind a movement for democracy and of supporting illegal groups.
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Hanoi: Catholic blogger sentenced to five years for "defamation of the Party"
Nguyen Huu Vinh was arrested in 2014 and charged with having "violated the state's interests." His assistant sentenced to three years in prison. Both say they are innocent. The "Ba Sam" blog published articles and essays against the Hanoi government, getting millions of views.
Hanoi authorities and police assault Catholic orphanage, a priest in a coma
The raid took place shortly after midnight on April 14. Structure devastated, children beaten, Fr. Nguyen Van Binh, who spoke out in defense of the young guests seriously injured,. He was admitted unconscious, then taken to the archdiocesan curia. The faithful denounce the latest violation of religious freedom.
Vietnamese priests who follow the Communist party elected to parliament. The faithful are angry.
The Election Commission has released the results of the 22 May general elections. Two priests will sit in the National Assembly, five more will take position at the provincial level. The decision, contrary to the directives of the bishops, undermines "the credibility of the Church." The youth are angry for the "scandal."
Hanoi, families of imprisoned Catholics appeal to religious leaders to pray for their release
Ten families in the province of Nghe An have written a letter to Catholic, Protestant and Buddhist leaders. They ask for help and prayer, to secure the release of their children "kidnapped" by police. Masses and vigils across the country for religious freedom in Vietnam. Reporters Without Borders and Redemptorists support the Catholic parents struggle.
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