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An activist in Vietnam who has spoken out extensively against Chinese aggression in the South China Sea was brutally beaten by thugs in the capital Hanoi on Monday, in the latest attack against public campaigners in the one-party communist nation, where dissent is not tolerated.
Activist Nguyen Chi Tuyen, who has participated in several anti-China rallies expressing anger over Beijing’s claims to the disputed Paracel islands, told RFA’s Vietnamese Service he was attacked in the morning after driving his son to elementary school around three kilometers (two miles) from his home.
Activist Nguyen Chi Tuyen was apparently beaten by police in Vietnam
“On the way home, along the road I usually take, a group of thugs stopped me from both in front and behind [my vehicle] and they beat me,” Tuyen said.
“I couldn’t see what they were using to strike me, but I am sure that they didn’t…
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