VIETNAMESE POLICE DETAIN 12 FOR QUESTIONING


2001-09-05
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 - Police in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have repeatedly questioned 12 dissidents suspected of working to form a new anti-corruption organization, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Thursday. Among those called up for questioning are geophysicist Nguyen Thanh Giang, dissident Hoang Minh Chinh, and Colonel Pham Que Duong. Duong, along with literary historian Tran Van Khue, submitted an application to form an anti-corruption group on Sept. 2. Public security personnel in Hanoi invited Hoang Minh Chinh on Wednesday to attend a "working session." According to his family, Chinh was not allowed home until late last night. Early this morning he was again taken away and had yet to return home as of 7:00 p.m. Vietnamese time Thursday. RFA broadcast a 12-minute interview with Dr. Giang early Thursday Vietnamese time after the first day of questioning. Radio Free Asia is a private, nonprofit corporation broadcasting news and information to those countries in Asia where full, accurate, and timely news reports are unavailable. Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA aims to deliver such news reports - along with opinions and commentaries - and to provide a forum for a variety of voices and opinions. RFA currently broadcasts in Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Mandarin, the Wu dialect, Vietnamese, Tibetan, and Uyghur. It adheres to the highest journalistic standards and aims to exemplify accuracy, balance, and fairness in its editorial content.

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