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Blogger Pham Viet Dao arrested

Patience – (Danlambao) - Hanoi Polices arrested blogger Pham Viet Dao yesterday, 06/13/2013. He is charged with "abuse of democratic freedom in order to infringe upon the interests of the state, the legitimate rights and interests of organizations and/or citizens” under the article 258 of the criminal code.

The 61 years old writer, blogger Mr. Pham Viet Dao is well known in Vietnam. He previously held the position of Chief Inspector of anti-corruption in Hanoi Culture and Information Department.

In his blog he writes about News, Literature, Spirituality and he often prints hot news, especially those related to prominent people in the Communist Party.

Pham Viet Dao is well known for his comprehensive series on the Vietnam - China border war that he wrote. In particular, there are many articles exposing China’s tricks and crimes against Vietnam to a lot of readers.

The arrest of blogger Pham Viet Dao took place just days before President Truong Tan Sang visits China on 06/19/2013 .

Blogger Truong Duy Nhat has already been arrested for the same violations under article 258, on 05/26/2013.

After his arrest, 2 blog specializing in News, Literature, Spirituality and Vietnam - China borders war has been closed down.

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