Mother Mushroom Freed, Flees Vietnam

After two years in prison, Vietnam's Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, who blogged under the name Me Nâm (Mother Mushroom), was freed this week. She has left to take up residence in the United States. Convicted of “anti-state propaganda,” she refused to confess, as all she had done was blog about environmental problems and human rights. Reporters Without Borders ranks Vietnam 175th out of 180 countries in its 2018 World Press Freedom Index.

Source: RSF

Posted on: December 13, 2018