TRAGIC DEATH OF A FORMER ARMY OFFICER IN VIETNAM HONG KONG, IN PRISON, A MAJOR CONCERN FOR KINH DOANH
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VOA-a former soldiers of the army of the Republic of Vietnam dies in prison has caused concerns for international observers in Vietnam. Correspondent Marianne Brown reports from Hanoi.
At a hospital of the prison in the outskirts of Hanoi, veterans and political prisoners had died solely Trương Văn Dew 25 days after being sent back to prison after one-year temporary freedom for reasons of health.
68-year-old veterans fought in the army of the Republic of Vietnam, has been heavy heart disease and high blood pressure.
Spokesman of the organization Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch Phil Robertson condemned authorities seized his Light anew.
Mr Robertson said: "the arrest of a person ill come back so clearly inhumane and cruel. I suppose the Ministry of public security would like to use him to ballast the others. "
Mr. Frost has undergone a half life in prison. After the war in Vietnam ended in 1975, he was going to jail improvement in six years. Spokeswoman O'toole said that the time is long so there is a prison full of meaning.
He lighted incense Trương Văn Dew on the altar the wife who died in 2007 after dozens of years waiting on his return
Mr Robertson said next: "Sựkiện he was in prison from 1975 to 1981 shows he is a man who was the next Government special concern. There was a systematic discrimination against veterans and public servants of the old Government in the South. Already have an evaluation to see who should go to prison renovate the long term or short term. "
After his release in 1981, he Mostly had fled to Thailand, where he joined the United Front of Patriot Freed Vietnamese. This organization is now defunct, was looking into Vietnam 11 times in 3 years. More than 20 members have been arrested. Mr. Frost was arrested when he landed on the coast of southern Vietnam in 1983. He was sentence to life imprisonment. In a press release sent news agency Associated Press, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam Doan decided that his health stabilized Mist when he was sent back to prison.
Mr. Nguyen Minh, a former Deputy of the National Assembly of Vietnam, said normally the prisoners sick too heavy to be allowed to die at home. He said doing so is behaving according to the customs of Vietnam and comforting for both prisoners and their families. He agreed that the soldier who fought for the South's former regime had been treated unfairly after the war.
He was speaking after the war ended in 1975, people who have biographies linked to revolution, as workers or troops, are treated incentives than those cities or those in the lower middle class. He said dealing with the military personnel fought for the South or the former Government officials have been limited to a period of time. He added the current people or their relatives served in Government in the South no longer discrimination.
Mr. Frost is the second political prisoner died in prison in recent months. On 11 July, Mr. Nguyen Van Camp has died in southern Vietnam after nearly 15 years project life as the Vietnamese Government called "fled abroad against the Government of the people".
He was aged 74 and liver cancer. He died before the term ends with five months in prison. According to the spokesman for the Human Rights Watch, political prisoners were hurt seriously ill as priorities need to be freed immediately and unconditionally. He raised the case of priest Nguyen Van Ly has been sent back to prison in July after being temporarily released for a year to heal. Priest who has been twice the stroke left him paralyzed part of the body.
Mr Robertson said: "I don't understand why the Ministry of public security to doubt book coming so for those who conduct the freedom to express their opinion. In my opinion, it reflects a degree of lack of confidence in the Ministry of public security, for control of their society, so that they assume that even the elderly, ailing heavy also sparked the unrest and discontent. "