Vietnamese blogger Dieu Cay released!
Nguyen Van Hai, better known by his pen name Dieu Cay (“peasant’s pipe”), was released from prison, having served four years of a 12-year prison sentence.
His reportedly deteriorating health and the harsh prison conditions in Vietnam makes his release even more welcome.
Immediately after his release he was taken to the airport and put on a plane, bound for the USA. Nguyen Van Hai’s sudden release shows how the passion and persistence of Amnesty International members can help in the struggle for human rights in Vietnam.
He was jailed for writing an online blog that called for an end to injustice and corruption in Vietnam. Amnesty International declared him a prisoner of conscience and campaigned tirelessly for four years demanding his release.
Thank you to Amnesty supporters who took action on his case and helped us win his freedom!