» 04/14/2011, 00.00
Catholics, arrested for supporting Cu Huy Ha Vu, released
Lawyer Le Quoc Quan also released, although state media had announced that all those arrested would be prosecuted. Immediately after release, the lawyer and his wife went to some churches in Hanoi had to give thanks for their support.
Hanoi Catholics arrested and beaten for wanting to follow Cu Huy Vu trial
Among those detained by police are well known lawyer Le Quoc Quan, journalists, youth leaders. U.S. State Department "troubled" over the conduct of trial.
On back of international pressure, Hanoi releases two pro-democracy activists
In recent days 31 year old Nguyen Tien Trung and 57 year old Duc Hoi were released. Both were arrested and convicted for anti-government propaganda and attempt to overthrow the government. In reality they were asking for a multi-party system and institutional reforms. Foreign diplomatic efforts key.
Dissident writer tried for violent hooliganism
She had wanted to participate in the trial of democratic activists, but was prevented by police and thugs. In the past three weeks the system has put 16 dissidents on trial. The party defends itself against those who "exploit" democracy and human rights to undermine "socialist society".
Arrests continue for signers of Charter 08
More signers of the document calling for respect for human rights are in jail, or under house arrest. But President Hu says that China will promote human rights only according to "the basic situation of the country."
Father Nguyen Van Ly arrested again
The priest, one of the founders of a movement for democracy that calls for an end to single party rule, is serving a sentence of 8 years in prison. He was released last year for serious health condition.
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