Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 08:28:51 -0700 (PDT)>>Dear netters: The real history is never faded with the time though the Vietcongs try >to twist it!strong>
In 2001, California's Orange County Register
published an investigation of >communist re-education camps in postwar Vietnam:>
to corroborate the experiences of refugees now living in Orange >County, the Register interviewed dozens of former inmates and their >families, both in the United States and Vietnam; analyzed hundreds of pages >of documents, including testimony from more than 800 individuals sent to >jail; and interviewed Southeast Asian scholars. The review found:
An estimated 1 million people were imprisoned without formal >charges or trials.>>
165,000 people died in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam's >re-education camps, according to published academic studies in the United >States and Europe.
Thousands were abused or tortured: their hands and legs shackled >in painful positions for months, their skin slashed by bamboo canes studded >with thorns, their veins injected with poisonous chemicals, their spirits >broken with stories about relatives being killed.
Prisoners were incarcerated for as long as 17 years, according to the U.S. Department of State, with most terms ranging from three to 10 years. At least 150 re-education prisons were built after Saigon fell 26 >years ago.
One in three South Vietnamese families had a relative in a >re-education camp. http://www.dartcenter.org/dartaward/2002/hm3/02.html