Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Aug 5, 2019 / 10:27 am
The funeral of Therese Tran Thi Ly Hoa, a Catholic lawyer in Ho Chi Minh City, was interrupted last week by local officials, amid a disagreement over land ownership, according to UCA News.
"We tried to hold our dead relative's funeral well and did not cause any problems, but officials harassed us and showed a lack of respect for the dead," Cao Ha Truc, a relative of Therese, told UCA News.
Therese Hoa was buried Aug. 1. She had spent much of her career combatting what she maintained was corruption by local government officials.
The funeral was held on a nearly 12-acre plot of land from which some 100 households, many of them Catholic, were evicted in January.