AP reporter arrested and beaten by police (video)

VIETNAM
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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s