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Members of the Tam Toa parish in Dong Hoi, Vietnam who were attacked for building a tent to use for worship services on July 20, 2009 and subsequently detained (click here for more information) have been released, according to a September 8 report from AsiaNews. Several of the believers remain traumatized as a result of the attack and in need of medical treatment. The church belongings confiscated by authorities during the violence have not been returned in full.

To learn more about the persecution of Christians in Vietnam, click here.