The police also invited family members of Tan to directly watch the video clip and witnessed the autopsy on his body, which affirmed that apart from cuts caused by Tan himself, there was no sign of external forces on his body.
After watching the video clip, Nguyen Van Nhanh, deputy head of the Vinh Long Hoa Hao Buddhist Representative Board, said that he will request followers to abide by the Party and State’s policies and guidelines and avoid distorted information and allegations of hostile forces that aim to harm the country.
Venerable Thich Thien Tam, Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Vinh Long, also affirmed that he will report the nature of the case to local people and Buddhist followers.
Le Quang Dao, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Vinh Long, said some websites have posted wrongful information about the case. He asked religious organisations to disseminate the true information about the case to followers and locals, and urge them not to follow distorted allegations, avoiding being exploited by hostile forces.
On May 2, the Investigation Security Agency under the Vinh Long Public Security Department arrested Nguyen Huu Tan, born in 1979, to investigate his alleged acts to disseminate anti-State documents under Article 88 of the Penal Code.