A pastor and his associate are reported to have been brutally beaten by five men in broad daylight on January 18 near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
According to Voice of the Martyrs, Pastor Nguyen Hong Quang and his associate were hit in the head with bricks and stones. When they fell to the ground, the assailants proceeded to kick their bodies relentlessly.
The men suffered serious injuries and were rushed to the nearest hospital where they are being treated. Pastor Quang, who is also a lawyer and an active advocate of religious freedom in Vietnam, sustained greater injuries in the attack.