Dissident Vietnam blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ released, on way to US

Annonce de la libération de la blogueuse et dissidente Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh emprisonnée depuis octobre 2016 pour “propagande anti-étatique”. Condamnée à dix ans de prison en juin 2017, elle est aujourd’hui libérée mais expulsée vers les États-Unis.

HANOI: A dissident Vietnamese blogger known by the pen name “Mother Mushroom” was on her way to the United States Wednesday (Oct 17) after being released from prison where she was serving 10 years for anti-state propaganda, multiple sources said.

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was freed from jail Wednesday and put on a flight en route to the US to join her children and mother, a US embassy source, friends, and a Vietnam official said.

“Quynh was sent to the US earlier today,” a Vietnamese government official confirmed to AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Family friend Nguyen Lai said on Facebook “congratulations” to Quynh, adding she would soon be in a “free country”.

Quynh, one of Vietnam’s most well-known activists whose recognisable pen name “Me Nam” comes from her daughter’s nickname “mushroom”, was jailed in June 2017 in a case that drew ire from the United States, the European Union and the United Nations.

She is an outspoken critic of Vietnam’s one-party state and gained notoriety with her writing about the environment, politics and deaths in police custody – a no-go topic in communist Vietnam.

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Table ronde de la BBC Vietnamese sur la libération de Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh

Photo “à la une” :  la dissidente “Me Nam” © Jonas Gratzer/Lightrocket via Getty Images

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