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Vietnam - Blogger and former party official Pham Viet Dao arrested, blog blocked

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of Pham Viet Dao, a writer and blogger who had become increasingly critical of the government and senior officials in the blog he published under the pen-name of Phu Loc Tho. A member of the Association of Vietnamese Writers and the Association of Vietnamese Journalists, Dao used to be the head of the Press and Publications Inspection Bureau. He was arrested on 13 June in Hanoi under article 258 of the Socialist Republic's criminal code, which (...)

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