The police of Bac Lieu city arrested group of Father Le Ngoc Thanh

(Father Le Ngoc Thanh in the funeral of Madam Tran Thi Kim Lieng)

This news from Danlambao: Around 3pm on September 16, 2012 the police of Bac Lieu city arrested six persons who came to attend the worship of 49 days of Madam Dang Thi Kim Lieng, mother of blogger Ta Phong Tan. They are Father Le Ngoc Thanh ( Redemptorists ), Duong Thi Tan( former wife of blogger Dieu Cay), Ta Khoi Phung( older sister of Ta Phong Tan), Lu Thi Thu Trang, Nguyen Thanh Hung and Nguyen Chi Thien. After attending the ritual 49 days of Madam Dang Thi Kim Lieng, these persons was going on a taxi to return Sai Gon. Suddenly, there were two motorbikes, one crashed into taxi, the other crashed into Father Le Ngoc Thanh. At once, the police came and accused group of Father Thanh caused the accident. Police claimed to take all the people to police station. Group of Father Thanh protested police but the police assaulted and beat Father Thanh, Ta Khoi Phung, Duong Thi Tan,… and then arrested all of them. The police took them to police station of precinct 1, Bac Lieu city. Father Thanh was seriously injured in his leg. And he was also savagely beaten by police.

Police also searched all the people. At 6pm, no one was released.