Vietnamese Pastor’s Health Failing in Prison, Wife Says

(Radio Free Asia) A Vietnamese pastor and democracy advocate held in custody since last July is in failing health in jail, with injuries suffered in a beating last year still not fully healed, the man’s wife says.

Nguyen Trung Ton was arrested on July 30, 2017, in a roundup of members of an online democracy group, the Brotherhood for Democracy, and is currently being held in a detention center in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi.

Ton, who is still waiting to be tried, is in constant pain from his injuries, his wife Nguyen Thi Lanh told RFA’s Vietnamese Service in an interview.

“His right leg still hurts from his previous surgery, while his left leg has not yet been treated and his vision is blurry,” Lanh said. “He is still seriously injured.”

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