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FReeper Alert: Prominent Vietnam Pastor Flees Encircled home, then Jailed, Wife Beaten
Worthy News - Daily Christian News Service ^ | 7-20-2009 | Worthy News - Daily Christian News Service

Posted on 07/29/2009 5:15:31 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE

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FREE Mennonite Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh of Pleiku, Vietnam

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KEYWORDS: christianpersecution; christians; freedom; jail; persecution; religion; unjust; vietnam
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Mennonite Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh has recently been recaptured and jailed, whereabouts and condition unknown.

This for simply exercizing his basic human right to worship God in Central Vietnam.

It is time for this Pastor's immediate release by the President of Vietnam and for the ceasing of persecution against him and his family.

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1 posted on 07/29/2009 5:15:33 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: All; Jim Robinson; Alamo-Girl; reformjoy; Kathy in Alaska; do the dhue; PhilDragoo; ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Prominent Vietnam Pastor Flees Encircled Home; Wife Beaten, Dissidents

http://www.worthynews.com/6320-breaking-news-prominent-vietnam-pastor-flees-encircled-home-wife-beaten-dissidents

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2 posted on 07/29/2009 5:29:10 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; Republic; miss print; Coleus

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Minister Alleges Police Beating

A Vietnamese minister known for speaking out says police targeted his wife

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/ministerswife-06122009172638.html?searchterm=None

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3 posted on 07/29/2009 5:49:41 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; kristinn; abigail2; nutmeg; neverdem; StarFan; cyborg

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NEVER FORGET

Royce Decries Human Rights Violations in Vietnam at Human Rights Commission Hearing

http://www.Royce.House.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?documentID=139179

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NEVER FORGET

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4 posted on 07/29/2009 5:59:30 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; kristinn

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NEVER FORGET

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Mennonite Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh of Pleiku, Vietnam has been interrogated over 300 times and beaten over 20 times. His house in Vietnam’s Central Highlands is constantly surrounded by police; they fear he will cause religion to develop amongst ethinc minority communities.

His children’s lives have been in constant danger, and in June they were threatened to be skinned alive if Pastor Nguyen did not stop his practice of religious freedom.

His wife was beaten by police, an act that was denied by the police force and the government. She cannot eat, is vomiting blood and is having difficulty breathing, yet the police will not allow her to seek medical attention.

On July 17, 2009 Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh escaped from his home to seek help, food and medication for his children and his frail wife.

By July 23, 2009 he had been taken into Police custody, condition and whereabouts unknown. This brave Pastor had done nothing wrong, but simply exercised his basic human right of religious freedom.

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NEVER FORGET

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5 posted on 07/29/2009 6:21:56 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Never Forget... DAMN STRAIGHT!!!
6 posted on 07/29/2009 6:24:07 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Let ‘em hear from you directly

info@vietnamembassy.us


7 posted on 07/29/2009 6:45:43 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Hope Walter Cronkite is enjoying his new home in hades.

God bless this pastor and his wife and children.


8 posted on 07/29/2009 6:46:40 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...

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9 posted on 07/29/2009 7:28:48 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: All; aMorePerfectUnion; Freedom'sWorthIt; Coleus; Republic; kristinn; miss print

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FREE Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh Letters:

President Nguyen Minh Triet
President of Vietnam
C/O Embassy of Vietnam
1233 20th St. NW
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036


10 posted on 07/29/2009 8:27:14 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the ping!


11 posted on 07/29/2009 8:33:41 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Hi Ronnie, I am sorry to hear this...bttt


12 posted on 07/29/2009 8:35:59 PM PDT by abigail2
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Sending prayers


13 posted on 07/29/2009 9:06:33 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: All; abigail2; mdcrandall; Lexington Green; do the dhue; kristinn; Republic; Luis Gonzales

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NEVER FORGET that...

...all this is precisely what we American & Vietnamese Soldiers fought so selflessly to prevent from happening in Vietnam’s then Free Central Highlands long ago:

They are still soldiers

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66978

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Just for the LOVE of FREEDOM..!!!

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14 posted on 07/29/2009 9:38:05 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

BTTT


15 posted on 07/29/2009 9:39:10 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Prayers for this dear Christian man and his family.

But Walter Cronkite told us we didn’t belong in Vietnam! Uncle Walter wouldn’t have lied to us, would he?

Hope all is well with you Ronnie.


16 posted on 07/29/2009 10:23:11 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

By the way do you know about the predicament that General Vang Pao is in here in Fresno? FReepmail me if you like. I work with a lady whose husband is under house arrest in the same case. I’d be interested in your thoughts if you know anything about it.


17 posted on 07/29/2009 10:26:21 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: Salvation

Prayer ping. Please ask our Catholic prayer warriors to join us in intercession for this persecuted pastor and his family.


18 posted on 07/29/2009 10:28:07 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: All; kristinn; Coleus; Jim Robinson; Kathy in Alaska; Republic; miss print; nutmeg; StarFan; ...

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NEVER FORGET

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From the Wall Stret Journal...

BREAKING NEWS: Hundreds of thousands of Catholics to protest over brutal beatings and arrests

http://online.wsj.com/community/groups/vietnam-562/topics/breaking-news-hundreds-thousands-catholics

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NEVER FORGET

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19 posted on 07/30/2009 11:24:52 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

God bless you for posting this, Aloha Ronnie. BTTT.


20 posted on 07/30/2009 2:28:36 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Zac's Back!!! Praise God!!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
This for simply exercizing his basic human right to worship God in Central Vietnam.

This is simply because the MSM was allowed to and has continued to be allowed to influence public opinion.

Everyone alive durring the 60's and 70's is directly responsible for the outcome of Vietnam today.

21 posted on 07/30/2009 3:46:04 PM PDT by 08bil98z24 (WOD + Law Enforcement = Govt Revenue $$$)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; wagglebee; Cindy

Ping.


22 posted on 07/30/2009 4:01:14 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: All; 08bil98z24; fanfan; kristinn

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NEVER FORGET

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America’s & FREEDOM’s enemies are first in line to closely watch whether or not we stand and deliver on behalf of the one or the many.

With the severest of prices always being paid by those we so selflessly chose not to shield from the forces of HATE in this world =

The JOURNEY from the FALL

http://www.JourneyFromTheFall.com

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts

And it’s all happening again, right here, this time around.

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NEVER FORGET

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23 posted on 07/30/2009 4:25:17 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
to closely watch whether or not we stand and deliver on behalf of the one or the many.

Star Trek ruined that whole "the one or the many" thing for me. What do you mean?

24 posted on 07/30/2009 4:36:38 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: All; fanfan; La Enchiladita

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FREEDOM for all =

FREEDOM for all, or for none at all.

FREEDOM’s enemies will see to it.


The one thing The LOVE Itself
needs more of in this world,
is more LOVE.

And that only comes when people are FREE.

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25 posted on 07/30/2009 4:52:38 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I think it’s going to get worse before it gets better Ronnie.

We all must engage the power of our love to fight for freedom, and each other.


26 posted on 07/30/2009 4:58:49 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

BTTT


27 posted on 07/30/2009 5:57:28 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: All; aMorePerfectUnion; Freedom'sWorthIt; Coleus; kristinn; Clintonfatigued; reformjoy; ...

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NEVER FORGET

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Stop the New Vietnam War. They’re Killing Catholic Priests!

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2304943/posts

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NEVER FORGET

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28 posted on 07/30/2009 8:20:52 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; fanfan; Clintonfatigued; kristinn; Republic

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NEVER FORGET

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Vietnam Mennonite Church Center Destroyed by Government Officials on 19/7/2005
(See Photos)

http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/peace/vietnam/VMC_destroyed.htm

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NEVER FORGET

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29 posted on 07/30/2009 8:44:39 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the ping!


30 posted on 07/30/2009 8:49:20 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Letter sent and prayers on the way for this family.


31 posted on 07/31/2009 12:48:24 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All; Kathy in Alaska

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Thank you, Kathy, for your kind consideration on behalf of others.

AR

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32 posted on 07/31/2009 7:58:22 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; aMorePerfectUnion; Freedom'sWorthIt; kristinn; miss print; Kathy in Alaska; Coleus; ...

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NEVER FORGET

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CLARITY =

Even Communist Vietnam’s General GIAP gets it now.

Vietnam’s hero general takes on the Communist Party

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80091

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NEVER FORGET

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33 posted on 08/01/2009 6:46:16 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
"Hope Walter Cronkite is enjoying his new home in hades."

Ya think he's "on fire for Jesus" now? ;o)

34 posted on 08/02/2009 5:13:42 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: editor-surveyor

Well - no doubt he is “on fire”....and I do not wish hell on anyone. But he was an avowed atheist or so I am told.

Guess he knows the truth now, that’s for sure.


35 posted on 08/02/2009 5:15:23 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: All; TenthAmendmentChampion; Jet Jaguar; tog; reformjoy; conservogirl; do the dhue

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NEVER FORGET

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CLARITY =

Hanoi denied attacks on priests. The diocese of Vinh produces photos

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l[en&art=15925&size=A

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NEVER FORGET

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36 posted on 08/02/2009 6:56:55 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I spent my year (67-68) in Pleiku. It saddens me to know that this sort of thing still goes on.


37 posted on 08/03/2009 12:59:14 PM PDT by beelzepug (What we need is more people like me.)
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To: All; Jim Robinson; Alamo-Girl; Freedom'sWorthIt; beelzepug; Carl/NewsMax; kristinn; miss print; ...

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NEVER FORGET

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Blessings to all who sent their Prayers & then their Letters to the President of Communist Vietnam to FREE jailed Mennonite Pastor NGUYEN CONG CHINH of Pleiku, Vietnam. As well to our U.S. Ambassador in Hanoi for his intervention on this persecuted Pastor’s behalf and that of the many 1,000’s of persecuted TAM TOA Catholics striving to practice their religious freedom in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam.

A Letter from U.S. Ambassador MICHAEL MICHALAK to California State Assemblyman VAN TRAN dated August 21, 2009 informs us that Mennonite Pastor NGUYEN CONG CHINH of Pleiku, Vietnam was freed from prison by Communist Vietnam Police on August 8, 2009.


August 21, 2009

From:

U.S. States Ambassador to Vietnam MICHAEL MICHALAK
Embassy of the United States of America
Hanoi, Vietnam

To:

Assemblyman VAN TRAN
68th District, California
1503 South Coast Drive, Suite 205
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Dear Assemblyman TRAN:

It was a pleasure to meet with you during my June visit to Southern California and again in Seattle, Washington. Thank you for your letter dated July 29, 2009, requesting that I intervene in the case of Pastor NGUYEN CONG CHINH. Pastor CHINH was releasesd by the police on August 8. My Staff in Hanoi and in Ho Chi Minh City remain in regular contact with him, his family and other clergy affiliated with the Vietnam People’s Christian Evangelical Fellowship Church in Pleiku.

Regarding the violence against Catholic parishioners and two Catholic priests at the Tam Toa church ruins in Quang Binh province, I too was disturbed by these incidents and have discussed the situation there with senior government officials. My staff remains in regular contact with the Vinh Diocese, and we have repeatedly expressed our serious concerns at the highest levels of the Ministry of Public Security, the Committee for Religious Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Six of the seven Catholic parishioners who were arrested after the original prayer vigil at the church ruins on July 20 have subsequently been released; one remins in detention, and we continue to closely follow events in Quang Binh.

I agree that the Government of Vietnam needs to keep it’s pledge to continue to improve conditions for religious organizations and individual people of faith. This is a priority or me and my staff at the Embassy in Hanoi and at our Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City. I and my staff regularly raise individual cases of harassment of religious believers with the government, as well as the need to continue to enact systemic reform. Religious freedom is a basic human right, and we will continue to push for it to be more fully respected in Vietnam.

Sincerely,

MICHAEL MICHALAK

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NEVER FORGET

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38 posted on 08/25/2009 4:25:38 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; Alamo-Girl

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California State Assemblyman VAN TRAN Assembly Website

http://arc.asm.ca.gov/member/68/

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39 posted on 08/25/2009 4:38:33 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the ping!


40 posted on 08/25/2009 8:58:18 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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