Thursday, February 3, 2011

Vietnam - Journalist succumbs to burn injuries

Vietnam - Journalist succumbs to burn injuries
Malaysia Sun
Wednesday 2nd February, 2011
(Source: IFEX)

Le Hoang Hung, Journalist (CPJ/IFEX) - Bangkok, January 31, 2011 - The death of a Vietnamese journalist who was brutally attacked last week underscores the urgency for authorities to investigate the case, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Le Hoang Hung, a reporter with the Nguoi Lao Dong (Laborer) newspaper, succumbed to severe injuries in a Ho Chi Minh City hospital over the weekend, according to international news reports.

On January 20, an unknown assailant entered Hung's house in Tan An town, dousing the reporter in chemicals and setting him ablaze.

He suffered severe burns on around 20 percent of his body and was in critical condition before his death, according to news reports.

"Le Hoang Hung's death must be fully and independently investigated, and his killer brough... ...

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