Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ly Tong on Hunger Strike in Jail

Ly Tong on Thursday night was sent to jail while awaiting for June 22 sentencing.   Stemming from his pepper spraying of Vietnamese singer Dam Vinh Hung at a concert in Santa Clara 2 years ago, he was convicted of  two misdemeanors of  simple assault and resisting arrest,  and two felonies of using tear gas and second-degree burglary with the intent to commit a felony. 

According to the Mercury News "........Putting aside their deep-felt sympathy and high regard for Vietnamese "freedom fighter" Ly Tong, jurors Thursday convicted him of all but assault with a deadly weapon for spraying a singer from Vietnam with a form of tear gas to protest communism...."

Immediately following his arrest,  Ly Tong issued a statement that could be seen here:

He also declared his intention to be on a hunger strike.