Vietnamese police attack US diplomat during meeting with priest
Catholic World News - January 06, 2011
Vietnamese police attacked Christian Marchant, a US diplomat in Hanoi, as he was speaking with Father Nguyen Van Ly, a pro-democracy activist who was recently released from prison. There were hundreds of witnesses to the attack.
“We are aware of and deeply concerned by the incident and have officially registered a strong protest with the Vietnamese government in Hanoi,” said US State Department spokesman Mark Toner.
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Posted by: jflare293129 -
Jan. 09, 2011 4:58 AM ET USA
Stronger sanctions available? Maybe. Likely? Don't bet on it!
Posted by: Savonarola -
Jan. 06, 2011 10:46 PM ET USA
And what is the effect of registering a "strong protest" expected to be? This reaction from the US borders on the laughable. Surely there are stronger sanctions available.