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Vietnam: Christian leader dies in prison

April 12, 2013

Hoang Van Ngai, an elder of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam, has died in prison in Dak Nong Province, which is located in the southern part of the Communist nation.

While police claim that Ngai committed suicide, Ngai’s brother, who was imprisoned in an adjacent cell, heard him being beaten by prison authorities on the night of his death. In addition, “over 300 witnesses saw Ngai’s body with bruises, deep cuts and broken skull,” the Fides news agency reported.


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  • Posted by: mario.f.leblanc5598 - Apr. 12, 2013 2:16 PM ET USA

    We're getting this news just a few days after Pope Francis spoke of the 'ecumenism of the martyrs' with Evangelical leader Schneider. May the Holy Spirit lead the perpetrators of this crime on the path to the Truth.