» 08/05/2015, 00.00
Two Christians arrested for "anti-government activities" released after 4 years in prison
They are Catholic blogger Paulus Le Van Son, and of the Protestant leader Nguyen Van Oai. The pair were arrested without a warrant, and during the trial their legal assistance was restricted. In recent months they were pressured by the authorities to extort a confession. Other dissidents still in prison.
Vietnamese blogger arrested, family demands to know where he is and how he is
Police raid home of writer Huynh Ngoc Tuan, who spent 10 years in prison. His nephew arrested, fines against him and his two children announced. In November they were charged with "propaganda against the Party and State."
Hanoi frees two Catholic activists, four years in jail for "anti-government activities"
Tran Nhat Minh and Thai Van Dung are released from prison after serving the full terms of the sentence. In prison they were pressured to sign a "confession". Equality, justice and love are the basis of "progress" and "civilization" of a society.
Vietnam, arrested Catholic activist on hunger strike
Le Quoc Quan, well known lawyer and blogger has refused food for four days. His state of health unknown. Family and lawyers not allowed to see him. He is accused of tax evasion, the lastest government "ploy” to silence the voices of dissent in 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.
Human rights blogger is freed and promises renewed battle
Hanoi authorities have released the 51 year old Truong Duy Nhat, who was sentenced in March 2014 to two years in prison. He was charged under Article 258 of the penal code, applied to target dissidents. He promises to continue his fight for rights and civil liberties in Vietnam.
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