Tag: Vietnam

Vietnam: Blogger Arrested Over Anti-State Facebook Posts

Ho Van Hai, a 52-year-old blogger, was arrested on November 2nd by the Ho Chi Minh City police over spreading “anti-state propaganda” on Facebook. The posts have allegedly violated the controversial Article 88 of the state’s Criminal Code, criminalising publication of “propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”. If charged and convicted, Hai is facing up to 20 years in prison. The posts have been…

Vietnamese Blogger Arrested for Anti-State Facebook Posts

Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, a prominent 37-year-old blogger and civil rights activist, was arrested in Vietnam over “propagandizing against the state” on Facebook. The award-winning activist, known to be critical towards the Vietnamese government, is facing up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Quynh was arrested on October 10 in her home town of Nha Trang, South Central Coast of Vietnam, by police and…

Vietnam Sentenced Blogger to 5 Years in Jail Over Anti-Government Blog Posts

Nguyen Huu Vinh, a 60 year-old Vietnamese blogger, was sentenced by the People’s Court in Hanoi to five years in prison over publishing anti-state blog posts. The prominent blogger was given the sentence along with his assistant, 36 year-old Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, who will be serving three years behind bars. Both were convicted under Article 258 of the penal code for “abusing democratic freedoms…

Vietnamese Blogger Jailed for Blogging About Police Corruption; Flees to the U.S. After Her Release

Ta Phong Tan, a 47-year-old blogger from Vietnam, was released this week after being locked behind bars for blogging about police and judiciary corruption in the Communist country. In 2012, she was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of spreading “anti-state propaganda”. Following her early release, she fled to the United States. Terry White, Public Affairs Officer of the US embassy in Hanoi, called on the Vietnamese…

Vietnamese Blogger Released After Serving 2 Years in Prison for Criticising Government; Reboots Blog

51-year-old Vietnamese blogger, Truong Duy Nhat, was released in May after serving two years in prison over blog posts criticising the government for human rights abuses, Asian News reports. The blogger has followed his commitment to reboot his blog, only hours following his release, despite the fear of being arrested again. In order to minimize collision with authorities, he moved the host server out…