Provided by Bill Laurie
|Vietnam Blogger's Mother Dies in Self-immolation|
AP July 31, 2012
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The mother of a prominent Vietnamese blogger has died after setting herself on fire ahead of her daughter’s trial next week.
A police officer in the southern province of Bac Lieu says 64-year-old Dang Thi Kim Lieng died on the way to the hospital after setting herself on fire near the provincial offices Monday morning.
Lawyer Ha Huy Son says Lieng’s daughter Ta Phong Tan and two other bloggers are scheduled to be put on trial next week.