Bui Tin, Vietnam communist war hero turned dissident, dies aged 90

A Vietnamese former colonel and revolutionary war hero who became disillusioned with the communist regime and defected, becoming one of its most vocal and influential critics, died in France at age 90.
Bui Tin passed away of kidney failure in hospital in a Paris suburb early Saturday, his friend and a relative confirmed, after several weeks of declining health.
“The hospital told me that Tin passed away after falling into a coma,” close acquaintance Tuong An said on Sunday. A…