News: Feb 2014

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MLDI condemns Le Quoc Quan ruling, explores appeal options

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20 Feb 2014

A coalition of 14 human rights NGOs and networks strongly condemns this week’s decision by an appeal court upholding a 30-month prison sentence for Vietnamese human rights lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan. Mr. Quan has been detained since December 2012.

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Vietnamese Lawyer and Blogger on Hunger Strike

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14 Feb 2014

Jailed Vietnamese blogger and human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan has launched a hunger strike to protest the refusal to provide him access to legal counsel, access to legal and religious books, and access to a priest for spiritual guidance, ahead of his appeal trial on 18 February 2014 in Hanoi.

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MLDI celebrates its Fifth Anniversary

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14 Feb 2014

MLDI celebrated its fifth anniversary by hosting a panel discussion with four of its close partners and journalists illustrating the various threats to media freedom.