» 09/05/2013, 00.00
Nghe An: police cracks down hard on Catholics protest
At least 300 people were protesting against the detention of two Catholics who have been in jail since June without charges. A thousand police agents were involved, firing in the air and hitting protesters with electric batons. Many of the most seriously injured were transferred to Hanoi. Dozens of protesters are arrested.
Bishop of Thai Binh, violence of Hanoi authorities will be condemned by the world
The prelate is responding to the threats from public security officials against the peaceful demonstrators asking for the restitution of property belonging to the parish of Thai Ha. New manifestations of solidarity from the bishops.
In Bangkok, government to cut supplies to red-shirts who vow to fight on
The authorities are set to cut off water, electricity and phone services in the business district. Protest leaders say, they will “continue to fight”. Army spokesman says residents in the affected area should leave. Former Communist leader says red-shirts are using Maoist guerrilla tactics.
Facing possible arrest, bishop of Thai Binh says goodbye to faithful
The prelate says he is guilty of the same "sins" that the police have used to charge the first arrestees. Seven members of the faithful have been jailed, according to the pastor of the parish of Thai Ha. But the prayer vigils continue, and bishops continue to arrive in a demonstration of "communion".
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Police attack Catholic church in Quang Binh, three parishioners injured
The incident occurred on 6 April. The pastor said police and soldiers fired shots near the church and used tear gas and batons against parishioners, before they tore down decorations from the site.
Saigon: Redemptorists praying for the release of Catholic activist Jang Xuan Dieu
Jailed for crimes of opinion, he maintained his innocence during the trial and is now on a hunger strike. Prison officials have prevented his relatives from seeing him. Meanwhile, his health is deteriorating. Priests express their solidarity and concern for the affair, shaken by the real pain endured by the family, sharing in their suffering.
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