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Viet Nam: Vietnamese priest falls seriously ill in prison

, Index number: ASA 41/009/2009

Imprisoned pro-democracy activist and Catholic priest Father Nguyen Van Ly suffered a suspected stroke on 14 November in Viet Nam. He is conscious but paralyzed on one side. He has been moved to a prison hospital in the Vietnamese capital, Ha Noi. He may be returned to prison, where he would not receive adequate medical treatment for a potentially life-threatening condition.

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