Banned books and other forms of censorship

On the banning of books, censorship and other freedom of access issues

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Vietnam detains two cyber-dissidents

Vietnamese authorities arrested two cyber-dissidents Sept. 21, for distributing pamphlets and posting political documents online, according to Reporters Without Borders. The two are Le Nguyen Sang (pen name Nguyen Hoang Long), a 48-year-old doctor; and Huyen Nguyen Dao (pen name Huynh Viet Lang), a 38-year-old journalist. They are presently detained in Ho Chi Minh City. Reporters Without Borders has asked the Canadian Prime Minister to raise their cases at the Francophone Summit in Bucharest Sept. 28-29, along with that of two other cyber-dissidents, Nguyen Vu Binh and Truong Quoc Huy.

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