willing to take the risk of regurgitating news by writing this post, but as a member of the Vietnamese and blogging community, I’d like to bring a little more limelight to a story I read in the BBC.
A French-Vietnamese citizen has received a three-year jail sentence for writing dissenting blogs. Pham Minh Hoang, 56, wrote 33 articles under the pen name Phan Kien Quoc. He claims they were not subversive. While Hoang is a member of Viet Tan, a California-based pro-democracy group that Vietnam considers a terrorist organisation, he says his writing was not associated cheap phentermine 37.5 tablets with the organization.
Hi French-education taught him to exerecise his freedom of speech, which was what he was doing as a blogger says his attorney.
The U.S. does not recognize Viet Tan as a terrorist organization. In Communist vietnam, it is not uncommon to jail democracy activists up to 15 years. Hoang recieved a lighter sentence because the French government has voiced its concern on the issue.
Hoang also worked as an applied mathematics lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Technology.