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Vietnam Detains Another Blogger for Anti-state Posts

For the second time in less than two weeks, Vietnam has arrested another prominent blogger as part of what critics see as an ongoing crackdown on dissent. Nguyen Quang Lap, an award-winning journalist/screenwriter, was taken into custody on Monday for allegedly violating controversial article 258 of the Vietnam Penal Code, a vague and broad anti-state law that criminalizes "abusing democratic freedoms." Hong Le Tho, also known by his pen name Nguoi Lot Gach, or "Brick...

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