Vietnam: Catechist of Vinh Diocese detained and beaten
:: Vietnam: Catechist of Vinh Diocese detained and beaten ::
Meanwhile, catechist Teresa Nguyen Thi Tra of Phu Yen parish on the same day, had been kidnapped, assaulted, and brought to the police station for interrogation, being stripped searched, and coerced into denouncing the two activists priests, Fr. JB Nguyen Dinh Thuc and Anthony Dang Huu Nam who have been advocating tirelessly for the victims of the worst environment disaster in Vietnam history caused by Formosa Steel Co. which brought detrimental effect to the majority of their parishioners along the central coastline of Vietnam.
Ms. Tra's family and fellow parishioners had quickly come to her rescue, demanding her release at the office of the People's Committee. Though many rescuers suffered serious injuries at the hands of police and contracted hooligans, but the catechist was eventually released to the determined group of fellow Catholics who would risk their lives and kept fighting on until one of their own gets to go home.