· June, 2009

Stories about Vietnam from June, 2009

Vietnam arrests prominent lawyer and writer

  19 June 2009

Vietnam ’s Ministry of Public Security police arrested Le Cong Dinh in Ho Chi Minh City for participating in subversive activities. Dinh is a prominent pro-democracy lawyer, human rights advocate and writer. Several media groups and local scholars have condemned Dinh’s arrest.

Swine flu enters Vietnam

  1 June 2009

Vietnam recorded its first Influenza A (H1N1) case. A 23-year old student tested positive for the virus in the southern Ho Chi Minh City. The student arrived from the United States via Hong Kong.