Authorities Must Investigate Brutal Murder of Journalist in Vietnam
January 31, 2011
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls for an immediate investigation into the January 30 death of journalist Le Hoang Hung, ten days after he was set on fire while sleeping at his home in Tan An near the Vietnamese capital Ho Chi Minh City.
Hung, a veteran reporter with The Worker newspaper, sustained burns to 50 per cent of his body after being doused with chemicals and set alight in the January 20 attack. Local media reports initially suggested his condition was stable despite the extensive burns he had suffered.