Human Rights picnic, Follow up report: Several bloggers in Saigon were arrested, some violently beaten by public security forces in Saigon, including Vu Sy Hoang, Vu Quoc Anh, Nguyen Hoang Vi and her family.
Blogger Hanh Nhan (Vu Sy Hoang) was arrested at 9:30 am (May 5th), got questioned until 9 pm, when he was released.
Blogger August Anh (Vu Quoc Anh) was detained, questioned and beaten by public security forces. A friend who witnessed Quoc Anh’s arrest wrote on his Facebook: “I have never seen such a thing: a dozen of people [public security agents] assaulting one person. I could not do a thing to help him. Later on when I could see him after his release, Quoc Anh recounted his detention to me. He said the public security agents had drove him to Cau Kho police commissariat. He could not stand firmly, the agents had had to lead him to enter the office. During the questioning, those agents had repeatedly slapped his face and tapped his head with pens. The police [public security forces] had said they would give him a copy of the questioning notes, so he agreed to sign it. But once he got and signed his copy, 6 agents attacked him again and successfully got the notes back.” Quoc Anh got injured as the police used electric clubs to beat him. Read More