Vietnamese police arrest 29 Catholics after conviction of human-rights advocate
CWN - April 05, 2011
Police in Hanoi arrested at least 29 Catholic activists outside the courthouse where a noted human-rights advocate was convicted on April 4.
The arrests, accompanied by rough handling from police in the presence of many eyewitnesses, drew expressions of concern from diplomats—especially after a trial that had been criticized. A spokesman for the US State Department said: "We're also troubled by the lack--apparent lack--of due process in the conduct of the trial and the continued detention of several individuals who are peacefully seeking to observe the proceedings.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($15,951 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!