Vietnamese father pursues lonely campaign to free son from death row

Hai Duong (Vietnam) (AFP) – When Nguyen Truong Chinh last visited his son Nguyen Van Chuong, a deathrow inmate in Vietnam, they cried together ahead of his imminent execution for a crime they say he did not commit. Chinh, 77, has been campaigning to free his son — whose murder conviction came after allegations of torture — for 16 years, and faces regular harassment in a country whose hard-line communist administration stifles dissent.


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