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Call to further probe beating of reporters

Update: September, 27/2012 - 10:39

DONG NAI (VNS)— The Journalists' Association of Dong Nai Province has asked police to further investigate the case of two local reporters who were beaten and threatened to be killed while working on a story.

As reported earlier by the Vietnam News Agency, on September 21 reporters Thien Vuong and Huu Thang, working for the Dong Nai Television and Radio and Thong Nhat District Television and Radio, respectively, were filming traffic police on the National Highway 1 who were apparently unlawfully stopping cars and other vehicles for inspection.

As they filmed at the section crossing the Hung Loc Commune of Thong Nhat District, two men approached the reporters, attacked them and confiscated their equipment. The men were later apprehended.

After studying the reporters' images, the press association has requested the police to conduct investigations to make sure the reporters' rights are protected.

They also called on police to identify the traffic police team operating on the National 1A Highway at that time. — VNS

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