VIETNAM

Amateur video of a journalist’s arrest

A Vietnamese netizen filmed the interrogation of an Associated Press photo-reporter this morning. Read more and see the video...

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A Vietnamese netizen filmed the interrogation of an Associated Press photo-reporter this morning.

Ben Stocking, the journalist that we see in the video, was covering a demonstration by Catholic priests protesting against the construction of a public library on ground previously owned by the Vatican Embassy in Hanoi. A couple of minutes after he arrived, plainclothes policemen escorted the 49-year-old away from the scene. At the end of the video, filmed by an amateur and then posted online, we see the questioners become aggressive. When Stocking emerged from his detention a few hours later, he said that a policeman had hit him over the head with his camera, and then punched him. More information.

 

Posted by "tranngochuan" 19 September 08.