Posted by: becketfund | February 22, 2007

Vietnam: Three Priests Arrested

Reporters Without Borders reports that Fr. Nguyen Van Ly, Fr. Chan Tin, and Fr. Phan Van Loi, Catholic priests and editors of an underground magazine called “Free Speech”, were arrested on February 19 during an “administrative check” in their archdiocese. The police, led by a colonel “who specializes in religious matters” took away phones, computers, and documents. Fr. Ly has served many prison terms in the past (1977-78, 1983-1992, and 2001-2005) for his efforts to promote freedom of expression and freedom of worship within the country.

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