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Vietnam Frees at Least One More Political Activist

Vietnam has freed at least one more political dissident, the second such release in the space of one week, as pressure increases on the communist government to cease arresting and jailing its critics. Nguyen Tien Trung, a blogger, was released from a prison in southern Ho Chi Minh City at the weekend, his father said on Monday. Trung was convicted of subversion and news of his release was not made public. Nguyen Tu Tu described it as a positive move by the authorities and suggested the...

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