12/05/2011, 00.00
VIETNAM
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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 (AsiaNews) - The Vietnamese police have targeted an entire family of bloggers,  arresting Huynh Ngoc Le,  nephew of the writer Huynh Ngoc Tuan, 48 (pictured), who has spent 10 years in prison, up to 2002 , who has been fined. Economic sanctions also against his two children.

According to Radio Free Asia, the episode took place last Friday at Tam Ky, in central Vietnam. Huynh Thuc Vy, Huynh Ngoc Tuan's daughter, a hundred officers arrived at 15, blocked the road and began a search of their home. "When I tried to record the scene, two women police officers twisted my arms behind me and two men took the camera. They hit me in the arms and legs. "

The officers arrested Huynh Ngoc Le, who has tried to defend his cousin, and announced fines of 100 million dong (about 3,500 euros) against the head of the family and 85 million (about 3 thousand euros) against his two children. The girl says she does not know the reason the fines, but remembers that in the previous police raid in November, they were charged with "propaganda against the Party and State."

What concerns them most, however, is primarily the fact that "we do not know how he is, or where my cousin is. My family is really worried. "

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