Thursday, March 22, 2007

Father Ly to be tried March 30

Catholic priest Fr. Nguyen Van Ly is to be tried next week along with four associates, charged with producing anti-government documents and communicating with anti-communist groups overseas, an official at the Thua Thien Hue province prosecutor's office said. The trial is set for March 30, and the charges carry up to 20 years imprisonment. Ly, who has already spent ten years in prison, and who was released on parole, was earlier moved from his parish in Hue to another parish outside the city. Ly was last sentenced in 2001, to fifteen years in prison, but was released in an amnesty two years later.

Source: Associated Press/International Herald Tribune, March 21:


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