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Viet Nam: Further Information on: Health concern/Incommunicado detention, Dr Nguyen Dan Que [m]

, Index number: ASA 41/016/2004

Prisoner of conscience Dr Nguyen Dan Que, who was due to go on trial on charges of espionage on 19 July, has had his trial postponed, reportedly until 29 July. He has had no legal representation since he was arrested in March 2003. His health has reportedly worsened significantly while he has been in custody. He requires medication for high blood pressure, and suffers from a bleeding peptic ulcer and kidney stones. Medication is reportedly delivered to the detention facility.

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