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Journalists, Human Rights Advocates Welcome Release of Vietnamese Blogger

Activists are welcoming the release of a prominent Vietnamese blogger who has been released from prison and is now in the United States. Ta Phong Tan, author of the blog “Cong Ly v Su That” – Vietnamese for ‘Justice and Truth’ – was convicted on September 24, 2012 of writing propaganda against the state and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Tan, who previously had served in Vietnam’s armed police services, started her blog in 2006 and frequently targeted the government for what she...

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