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October 9, 2007 | My-Thuan Tran, Times Staff Writer
For Vietnamese Americans promoting democracy in their homeland, the photo became an instant icon: Father Nguyen Van Ly -- a fierce anti-communist -- being muzzled by the hand of a Vietnamese guard during his government trial in March. The Roman Catholic priest was found guilty of being a national security threat and sentenced to eight years, but Vietnamese Americans have found a way to continue his message through a billboard campaign featuring the dramatic courtroom photo.
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