VIETNAMESE POLICE ARREST WELL-KNOWN BLOGGER FOR POSTING CRITICISM OF COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT

Fox News on May 26, 2013, published an AP report on Vietnamese police having arrested one of the country’s best known bloggers for posting criticism of the communist government. Excerpts below:

The arrest of 49-year-old Truong Duy Nhat is the latest in an intensified crackdown against dissent in the one-party state.

He was accused of “abusing democratic freedoms,” an offense that carries up to seven years in prison.

Nhat was a reporter at a state-run newspaper before quitting more than two years ago to focus on his blog. His posts have often criticized the government, including one calling for the prime minister and the Communist Party chief to resign.

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