• Short Summary

    ONE OF SAIGON'S MOST RESPECTED JOURNALISTS, VU NHAT HUY, CUT DOWN BY FOUR VIETCONG GUNSHOTS LAST WEEK, WAS BURIED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

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    ONE OF SAIGON'S MOST RESPECTED JOURNALISTS, VU NHAT HUY, CUT DOWN BY FOUR VIETCONG GUNSHOTS LAST WEEK, WAS BURIED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). A LARGE CROWD OF SAIGON RESIDENTS JOINED IN THE FUNERAL PROCESSION, COMPLETE WITH PALANQUINS AND MUSICIAN.

    THE HORSE-DRIVEN CORTEGE WAS CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY HIS MOTHER, WIFE, AND FIVE CHILDREN. THE CHINH LUAN DAILY, (RIGHT REASON), WHERE VU WORK AS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, IS VIETNAM'S SECOND LARGEST AND MOST RESPONSIBLE NEWSPAPER. IT WAS THE SCENE OF A FUNERAL SERVICE ORGANISED BY THE STAFF.

    VU NHAT HUY WAS SHOT OUTSIDE HIS HOUSE IN CHOLON, SAIGON'S TWIN-CITY LAST WEDNESDAY (DEC. 29). HIS DEATH RESULTED IN HIS REFUSAL TO GIVE IN TO THE COMMUNIST-BACKED VIETCONG THREATS AND INTIMIDATION. THE NIGHTMARE-LIFE OF VU NHAT HUY BEGAN TWO MONTHS AGO WHEN HE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE VIETCONG THREATENING HIM WITH DEATH IF HE DID NOT TONE DOWN HIS BITTERLY ANTI-COMMUNIST EDITORIALS.

    THE EDITOR, BETTER KNOWN BY HIS PEN NAME TU CHUNG, ANSWERED THE COMMUNIST THREATS WITH AN OPEN LETTER SAYING HE WOULD CONTINUE TO STAND UP FOR HIS PRINCIPLES AND HIS PAPER'S POLICY. THE VIETCONG REPLIED IN A HAIL OF BULLETS JUST AS HE WAS GETTING OUT OF HIS CAR IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE. TWO VIETCONG AGENTS, APPARENTLY BEEN LYING IN WAIT FOR HIM, PUMPED FOUR SHOTS INTO HIS BODY, THEN SPED AWAY ON A MOTORCYCLE THROUGH THE MAZE OF ALLEYS.

    VU NHAT HUY, WHO HAD A DOCTORATE IN ECONOMICS FROM A SWISS UNIVERSITY, TWO MONTHS AGO BECAME THE TARGET OF A VIETCONG CAMPAIGN. THE COMMUNIST THREATS FOLLOWED A SERIES OF ARTICLES IN WHICH THE CHINH LUAN HAD VIRULENTLY DENOUNCED THE VIETCONG AND APPEALED FOR INTERNATIONAL OPINION TO CLOSE RANKS BEHIND THE VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT'S STRUGGLES TO REMAIN FREE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB33KTA5U5OPVH5LWA4T7YLBDP
    Media URN:
    VLVAB33KTA5U5OPVH5LWA4T7YLBDP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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