Vietnam rips congressional hearing on anti-Catholic persecution
August 20, 2010
State-controlled media in Vietnam blasted five American congressmen who held hearings on a violent police assault against Catholics participating in a religious procession in May.
“The sheer fabrications aim to smear Viet Nam and to deceive US public opinion,” the state news agency claimed. “The claims center on an allegation that Catholic followers were attacked by police during a funeral.” Instead, according to the agency, “extremist elements had taken advantage of [a] funeral to deliberately cause public disorder and attack police.”
- US Congressmen's claims of attacks in Viet Nam refuted (Vietnam News
- US lawmakers call for probe into Vietnamese mistreatment of Catholics (CWN, 8/19)
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Posted by: Defender -
Aug. 20, 2010 10:39 AM ET USA
These are the same types who helped write things for U.S. consumption during the Vietnam War...things haven't changed.
Posted by: DrJazz -
Aug. 20, 2010 9:39 AM ET USA
Whoever writes for the Vietnamese state news agency is grossly overpaid. Then again, when I attend funerals, I often look for police to attack; so it is sort of believable, no?