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Dong Nai, pressure on Catholics who defended their pastor
Twenty "Red Flag" militants broke into the parish. A parish priest: "We are gentle and simple people in faith. We do not even have voice in our daily lives. " Pham Van, a former prisoner in "re-education camps": "Protect the faithful of the parish and the diocese of Vinh."
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Several people injured during "the sudden and violent" attack. Catholics are often victims of pro-government militants. Users of social media and human rights groups: "It is abuse sponsored by the Communist Party".
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A letter by religious to authorities to reconstruct what happened in Dong Chiem and demands for an investigation and punishment of those responsible for aggression against a monk, as well as an end to attacks and siege at the parish. In the capital, groups of activists call for the resignation of the archbishop.
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The priest had urged a political reform in the country. The thugs are local pro-government activists. The pastor will not file a complaint: it would be useless because the security forces and the aggressors are on the same side. District Police Vice-President congratulates his decision: it is a "complicated" case.
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Thousands of faithful have celebrated with Bishop Hoang Van Dat, in recent weeks one of the targets of the disinformation campaign by authorities. Human Rights Watch asks the government to put an end to the violence against Catholics, and to release those who have been arrested.
In Hanoi journalists who wrote false stories about Catholics get prize
Journalists for paper and TV station slammed by Thai Ha Catholics for their false reports on their trial get an award. This is the latest act in a negative press campaign the authorities have pursued for months
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