AP reporter arrested and beaten by police (video)

Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest and mistreatment of Associated
Press Hanoi bureau chief Ben Stocking by police while he was covering a
peaceful demonstration by Vietnamese Catholics today in Hanoi. A video of his
arrest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTnukD8uYW4 clearly shows police officers
forcing him to leave the site of the demonstration. Stocking said the police
took his camera and, when he asked for it back, hit him on the head with it and
punched him in the face. He spent two and a half hours in a police station and
need four stitches to his head afterwards. The Associated Press has asked the
Vietnamese authorities to apologise and return Stocking's camera.

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