by lillythehtcat

Vietnam blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ jailed for 10 years

Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by the country’s authorities, according to state media.

Nguyen, also known by her blogging pseudonym, Me Nam — which translates to “Mother Mushroom” — was convicted of “conducting anti-State propaganda.”

Vietnam’s one-party state keeps a tight clamp on dissent and routinely jails activists, bloggers and lawyers who speak out against the communist regime.

In the verdict, the judge said Quynh had defamed the government, harmed national unity, eroded popular trust of the government and undermined national security.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said Thursday “all acts that violate the law will be seriously punished in accordance with Vietnamese laws” when asked about the case.

 we support freedom of speech in vietnam..wonderland..or wherever.  godspeed me nam.

lilly..dt and wes

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