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1/14/2005 11:41pm,
Vietnam martial arts master executed

01/14/2005

A former coach of the Vietnamese national taekwondo team has been executed by firing squad in Vietnam. :qright7:

Nguyen Van Van was put to death for the stabbing murder of a man in 1996.

Five people have been executed this year in Vietnam. Last year, at least 115 people were sentenced to death and 82 were executed by firing squad.

http://www.abc.net.au/ra/news/stories/s1282269.htm

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Martial arts master executed

From correspondents in Hanoi
January 14, 2005

A FORMER coach of the Vietnamese national tae kwon do team was executed by firing squad in Vietnam for murder, a court official said today. Nguyen Van Van was put to death today at Long Binh execution ground in the southern Ho Chi Minh City, an official from the city People's Court said.

A municipal appeal court handed down in June 2004 the death sentence to Van, who was only sentenced to life imprisonment at his first trial in March of the same year, for murdering a man in an ambush on December 19, 1996.

The incident took place at a cafe after one of Van's sons got involved in a brawl with a customer. Accompanied by family members, Van stormed into the cafe where he injured the cafe owner and stabbed to death his brother-in-law, Le Hong Quan.

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11938657%255E1702,00.html