Update: Vietnam revolution

Posted: March 3, 2011 in Asia
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Vietnam dissident detained for revolution calls
One of Vietnam’s most prominent pro-democracy dissidents has been detained after using the Internet to call for a revolution to overthrow the communist government.

The Tuoi Tre newspaper reported that Dr Nguyen Dan Que, 69, was being held by police in Ho Chi Minh City.

It said his house was searched on Saturday and police found 60,000 documents on his computer calling for a revolution.

Dr Que who also heads the Non-Violent Movement for Human Rights in Vietnam. He has been jailed three times since 1978, serving a total of 20 years behind bars for promoting democracy and human rights.

Vietnam considers his actions a threat to national security. AP



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