Thousands march in Vietnam for Catholic lawyer’s release
Catholic World News - February 18, 2014
Redemptorist priests in Hanoi and Saigon organized candlelight vigils for the release of Le Quoc Quan, a Catholic layman and noted human rights attorney who was imprisoned last year. At least 3,000 took part in the vigils, according to an AsiaNews report.
The vigil came on the eve of a hearing at which a court denied an appeal of Le Quoc Quan's conviction on charges of tax evasion. Supporters of the Catholic lawyer insist that the charges were false and the prosecution was politically motivated.
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