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Cu Huy Ha Vu freed, arrives in U.S.

A prominent political prisoner who has been the subject of numerous demands for release by the international community was freed April 7 and has arrived in the U.S. for medical treatment. Cu Huy Ha Vu (Cù Huy Hà Vũ), 57,…

Two police who beat suspect to death get suspended sentences

(VNRN) – Despite widespread denouncement, a court in coastal Phu Yen province on April 3 still gave suspended sentences to two police officers convicted of beating a suspect to death. The court rejected two other proposals for suspended sentences and…

Just-released political prisoner Dinh Dang Dinh dies

(VNRN) – Two weeks after being given amnesty, former prisoner of conscience Dinh Dang Dinh (Đinh Đăng Định), 50, died of stomach cancer on April 3 at his home in Dak Nong province. A former chemistry teacher, Dinh was arrested…

Woman found hung at police station

  (VNRN) – A woman, accused of fraud, died while undergoing interrogation by the police at the station in Binh Phuoc province on March 18. The police reported finding Bui Thi Huong, 41, hung “on the door” by her windbreaker after…