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Vietnamese Blogger Mother Mushroom Moved From Cell, Still Refuses Food [RFA]

Sixième jour de grève de la faim pour la blogueuse Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh. Rappel de son cas sur Radio Free Asia.

Jailed Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known as Mother Mushroom, is continuing to refuse food despite being transferred to a new cell, a key demand in a hunger strike she launched a week ago, her mother says.

Though she is now safe from a hostile and threatening cellmate in her former cell, she has no privacy in her new location, Quynh’s mother Nguyen Thi Tuyet Lan told RFA’s Vietnamese Service on Thursday.

“The cell is not adequately walled, and even the toilet can be seen from outside,” Lan said after visiting her daughter in prison.

“She is still badly treated by the guards,” said Lan, adding that Quynh is in poor health and “getting thinner.”

Lan said she had urged Quynh during her visit to give up her strike, adding that friends and supporters outside the jail are also urging her to eat, but her daughter had vowed to continue to refuse food.

“She urged us to respect her decision,” Lan said.

Lan said that she was able to leave her daughter with a new set of clothes and a book of English grammar, but that a bible she had hoped to leave was given back by authorities at the jail.

Lire la suite : RFA, 12/07/2018.

Photo “à la une” : Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh is shown in court in Nha Trang on Nov. 30, 2017 © AFP