Vietnamese Dissident, Wife Attacked En Route to Meeting With Diplomat

A prominent Vietnamese dissident and his wife were dragged from a taxi and beaten by suspected police agents this week while traveling to meet with an Australian diplomat in Hanoi to press for the release of fellow activists detained after a police raid on his house.

Nguyen Bac Truyen, a rights lawyer and former political prisoner, had been followed by the attackers since his arrival at the airport of the Vietnamese capital on Sunday, he told RFA’s Vietnamese Service.

He and his wife Bin Thi Kim Phuong had gone there to discuss the human rights situation in the one-party communist state with representatives from the U.S., EU, Canada, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Germany, he said….[…]

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