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Death of activist Dinh Dang Dinh should be ‘wake-up call’ for Viet Nam

Headline Title:  Death of activist Dinh Dang Dinh should be ‘wake-up call’ for Viet Nam 04 April 2014 Amnesty International has paid tribute to Dinh Dang Dinh, the Vietnamese environmental activist, blogger and former prisoner of conscience, who has died aged 50.The activist was unjustly jailed in 2011 after starting a petition against a mining project and was diagnosed with cancer while in prison.The authorities only allowed Dinh Dang Dinh to be treated in hospital from January 2014, where he was kept under constant surveillance. He was released temporarily on medical grounds in February,…

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