Vietnamese Dissident Arrives in US After Release From Prison [RFA]

CuHuyHaVu2[ndlr] Annonce de la libération de l’avocat Cu Huy Ha Vu sur Radio Free Asia.

One of Vietnam’s most prominent political prisoners, Cu Huy Ha Vu, has been released from jail and arrived in the United States with his wife, sources in the U.S. said Monday, in a move his son said had been expected for some time.

Vu, 56, a rights lawyer who was imprisoned on anti-state charges and is suffering from heart trouble, and his wife Nguyen Thi Duong Ha reached the U.S. capital Washington D.C. on Monday, according to a source speaking on condition of anonymity.

Vu, who was less than three and a half years into a seven-year jail term, had been released from prison on Sunday night local time and immediately put on a plane to the United States at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, the source told RFA’s Vietnamese Service.

A U.S. congressman who had campaigned for Vu’s release said in a statement Monday afternoon that the dissident was “now a free man.”

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