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A.C. Thompson : Terror in Little Saigon [Frontline]

[ndlr] Mise en ligne le 03/11/2015 de l’enquête de A.C. Thompson : « Terror in Little Saigon, An Old War Comes to a New Country » publiée sur Frontline. Extraits :

The journalists were assassinated on American soil, one after another.

Duong Trong Lam was the first. He was 27 years old and ran a Vietnamese-language publication called Cai Dinh Lang, which he mailed to immigrants around the country. A gunman found him as he walked out of his San Francisco apartment building one morning and shot him, a single bullet piercing his pulmonary artery, just above the heart.

For magazine publisher Pham Van Tap, the end came more slowly. He was sleeping in his small office in Garden Grove, California, when an arsonist set fire to the building. He was heard screaming before he succumbed to smoke inhalation.

In Houston, a killer chased Nguyen Dam Phong from his home in his pajamas and shot him seven times with a .45-caliber handgun. The murder marked the end of Dam Phong’s twice-monthly broadsheet newspaper, which he had named Tu Do: Freedom.

All together, five Vietnamese-American journalists were killed between 1981 and 1990. All worked for small publications serving the refugee population that sought shelter in the U.S. after the fall of Saigon in 1975.  At least two other people were murdered as well.

FBI agents came to believe that the journalists’ killings, along with an array of fire-bombings and beatings, were terrorist acts ordered by an organization called the National United Front for the Liberation of Vietnam, a prominent group led by former military commanders from South Vietnam. Agents theorized that the Front was intimidating or executing those who defied it, FBI documents show, and even sometimes those simply sympathetic to the victorious Communists in Vietnam. But the FBI never made a single arrest for the killings or terror crimes, and the case was formally closed two decades ago.

Lire la suite : Frontline, 03/11/2015.

Image « à la une » : Hoang Co Minh, président du Front National Unifié de Libération du Viêt-Nam, en meeting avec la communauté d’Orange County en 1983 © Viet Tan

« Terror in Little Saigon » : Frontline / PBS – 3/11/2015

[ndlr] Annonce de la diffusion le 3 novembre 2015 sur la chaîne PBS d’un reportage d’investigation sur la communauté vietnamienne exilée de Californie à l’époque du développement de la résistance anticommuniste du Front National de Libération du Viêt-Nam dit Front Hoang Co Minh.

Frontline and ProPublica team up to investigate a wave of terror that targeted Vietnamese-American journalists. Uncovering a trail that leads from American cities to jungles in Southeast Asia, Frontline and ProPublica shine new light on a series of unsolved murders and attacks.

Between 1981 and 1990, five Vietnamese-American journalists in cities across the U.S. were murdered, and many others in the community were intimidated and attacked.

Who was responsible for this reign of terror — and why has that question gone unanswered for so long?

On November 3, FRONTLINE and ProPublica will unveil Terror in Little Saigon, a multiplatform investigation that reopens a domestic terrorism case that has gone unsolved for decades.

« From the Houston, Texas editor who was shot to death in his home — his paper was called Freedom — to the Orange County, California publisher who was killed inside his office in an arson attack, we wanted to look into these brutal murders and find answers, » says correspondent A.C. Thompson (Life and Death in Assisted Living, Law & Disorder), who spent two years digging into the case alongside director/producer Rick Rowley (Dirty Wars, Zapatista).

For the most part, the murders were overlooked by the mainstream press, and the victims have been forgotten.

« Typically, violent attacks on journalists spark public outrage and calls for answers, » Rowley says. « But no one was ever held accountable for the murders of these Vietnamese-American journalists. »

Drawing on thousands of pages of documents — including newly declassified FBI files as well as police records, CIA cables and immigration files — FRONTLINE and ProPublica tracked down the victims’ families, former law enforcement agents, and Vietnamese Americans across the country to shed new light on these cold cases.

The murdered journalists all worked for small-circulation Vietnamese-language publications serving the refugee population that had sought shelter in the U.S. after the fall of Saigon in 1975. And as FRONTLINE and ProPublica’s investigation found, there was another common thread: many of those publications had criticized a prominent, anti-Communist organization called the National United Front for the Liberation of Vietnam — or, « The Front » — whose ultimate goal was to restart the Vietnam War.

In Terror in Little Saigon, FRONTLINE and ProPublica uncover a trail of terror that leads from U.S. cities like Houston and San Francisco to the jungles of Southeast Asia. The investigative team tracked down former members of the Front, confirmed that the group had operated a secret assassination squad in the U.S., and uncovered new, potentially connected murder cases overseas.

A gripping new chapter in a long-dormant case, Terror in Little Saigon airs Tuesday, November 3 at 10/9c on PBS (check local listings) and will stream in full, for free, online at pbs.org/frontline. ProPublica’s major text story will be available that same day at propublica.org and at pbs.org/frontline.

Chùa Điều Ngự tưởng niệm anh hùng Trần Văn Bá

[ndlr] Commémoration du trentième anniversaire de la mort de Trần Văn Bá (1945-1985) résistant anticommuniste exécuté le 8 janvier 1985.

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Bàn thờ tưởng niệm anh hùng Trần Văn Bá tại chùa Điều Ngự, Westminster, California. (© 2015 Linh Nguyễn/Người Việt) – Autel à la mémoire de Tran Van Ba

Westminster, California (NV) – Buổi lễ tưởng niệm anh hùng Trần Văn Bá, “người hy sinh vì tự do, công lý, dân chủ cho Việt Nam” bị cộng sản hành quyết ở Việt Nam năm 1985, diễn ra lúc 11 giờ sáng Thứ Bảy tại chùa Điều Ngự, Westminster.

“Chúng tôi, nhân lễ hiệp kỵ cho người thân yêu của rất đông các Phật tử, được Hòa Thượng Viện Chủ Thích Viên Lý cầu nguyện, nên cũng xin Ngài cho làm chung lễ tưởng niệm anh hùng Trần Văn Bá để mọi người được nhắc đến sự hy sinh cao cả vì nước, quên mình của một sinh viên trẻ,” ông Lê Kim Thuận, một Phật tử thuộc ban tổ chức, cho biết.

Ban tổ chức giới thiệu ông Võ Văn Thiệu, một sinh viên du học bên Ý năm 1978, cùng thời tranh đấu với anh hùng Trần Văn Bá, chia sẻ tình cảm về người người bạn của mình.

“Hai ngày trước đây là lễ giỗ năm thứ 30 ngày Trần Văn Bá ra đi, để về với các anh hùng dân tộc. Anh không còn là con của một gia đình, thành viên của một đoàn thể, mà là con ngoan của mẹ Việt Nam, là gương sáng cho thế hệ mai sau, là người hùng của tuổi trẻ Việt Nam,” ông Thiệu nói.

Ông kể một kỷ niệm mà ông vẫn nhớ đến ngày hôm nay.

“Tôi hỏi sao anh Bá còn trẻ mà giỏi về chính trị. Anh ấy trả lời rằng nhờ rót trà cho thân phụ là Cụ Trần Văn Văn, và các bạn hữu của cha khi đến chơi nhà, anh Bá được nghe đủ thứ chuyện về những khắc khoải cho vận mệnh của đất nước. Do đó, lòng yêu nước thấm vào người. Năm 1979 khi tôi đến Mỹ định cư, anh Bá lại trở về nước tiếp tục đấu tranh. Thế tôi mới phục,” ông Thiệu nói.

Sau đó, ông cho mọi người nghe lại lời kêu gọi đòi hỏi tự do, công lý, và dân chủ cho Việt Nam của Trần Văn Bá, trước những làn sóng vượt biển của người tị nạn Việt Nam, tủa đi khắp nơi vì không muốn Cộng Sản Việt Nam tước đoạt quyền làm người.

Lire la suite : Nguoi Viet, 10/01/2015.

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Commémoration à Paris le 17 janvier 2015

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