Truong Can Suona, a political prisoner who spent thirty-three of his sixty-eight years in jail, died in detention.
Truong Van Suong died in prison after serving over 33 years as a political prisoner (Photo Courtesy of The Guardian).
In November 2010, prison officials notified Mr. Truong’s family that he had developed a serious heart condition. He was temporarily released but was returned to prison on August 19, just weeks before his passing.
Mr. Truong served as an officer in Southern Vietnam‘s Army during the Vietnam War. After the North invaded Saigon, he spent six years in a re-education camp in central Vietnam. After his release, he fled to Thailand and joined the United Front of Patriotic Force for the Liberation of Vietnam in trying to bring democracy to Vietnam.
Mr. Truong is the second political prisoner to die in Vietnam since July.
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