Man arrested in central Vietnam for subversion attempts

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A man in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai Thursday was taken into four-month custody for an investigation into alleged attempts to undermine the government including the use of religion for the purpose.

 

Police said that Nguyen Cong Chinh, 42, had, since 2003, prepared many anti-government materials and misused religion.

 

In 2006, Chinh together Nguyen Hong Quang from Ho Chi Minh City founded the Church of Protestant Mennonite Vietnam, where Chinh was assigned as a parson.

 

But Chinh was dismissed from the church three years later for raping many believers from ethnic minority communities and swindling VND270 million (US$13,138) from some people, police said.

 

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