Viet government steps up pressure on Church; 6 new arrests
May 19, 2010
Vietnamese government officials have escalated their campaign against Catholic activists, arresting 6 lay Catholics in Da Nang for "disrupting public order." The arrests came after a funeral procession clashed repeatedly with police. The conflict involves the state's claim to a cemetery plot that has been used by the faithful for generations; police insisted that it is now state property and can no longer be used for burials-- a decision the lay activists challenged.