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State Department calls for release of Vietnamese priest-activist

July 27, 2011

The US State Department is calling for the immediate release of Father Nguyen Van Ly, a human rights activist who was recently returned to prison.

Father Ly was released from prison in 2010 after suffering strokes. The decision to put him back in jail appears to have been motivated by his recent public statements, issued from house arrest, denouncing the government for human rights violations.


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  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Jul. 28, 2011 1:15 PM ET USA

    finally!!!! our state department is acting on such terrible abuse of Catholics in Vietnam --- after providing millions of tax-payer dollars for so called "promoting democracy" in this dictatorship ruled country