- Posted September 5, 2013 by
BREAKING NEWS: POLICE AND MILITARY WERE ORDERED TO ATTACK MY YEN CHURCH, VIETNAM
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
On September 04, 2013, bloodshed exploded in Nghe An Province when the authority of Nghe An promised to release two My Yen Catholic church members of Nghe An Province, Nguyen Van Hai and Ngo Van Khoi. The two men were arrested not long ago in violation of “disturbance of the peace.” Nghe An Province located in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam is the largest province.
According to Dan Lam Bao Blog “On Sept. 03, 2013, thousands of people gathered at the People’s Committee of My Phuong Commune, Nghi Loc District, Nghe An Province to protest the illegal arrests carried out by police force and demanded the release of the two parishioners.
Under the pressure of the people, the authorities of the Nghe An Province and Nghi Loc District promised the people that they would release Mr. Ngo and Mr. Nguyen by 4 p.m. on Sept. 04, 2013. Family members, relatives and friends of the two detainees joined thousands of local people to wait for their release as promised.”
However, the people were ambushed by the Vietnamese police and military. The Vietnamese government had lied to them and set a trap so they could attack these innocent church members.
Over 3000 police and military were armed with guns and weapons; they used force and maze to attack the people. Many people have been arrested and many were assaulted by the police and thugs with serious injuries. Over 20 people were taken to a local hospital; one teenager was in and especially critical condition. At the hospital, doctors and nurses were being stopped from treating these patients by the representatives of the authorities. Some patients’ injuries were so serious that they had to be transported to a bigger hospital in Hanoi.