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Vietnam Arrests Activist Nguyen Viet Dung For ‘Anti-State Propaganda’

Authorities in central Vietnam’s Nghe An province have taken activist Nguyen Viet Dung into custody for allegedly disseminating anti-state propaganda, according to his father, who said the reason for his son’s arrest was unclear.

Dung, 31, was arrested around noon on Wednesday in Nghe An’s Quynh Luu district, near Song Ngoc parish, under Article 88 of Vietnam’s Penal Code, his father, Nguyen Viet Hung, told RFA’s Vietnamese Service after the detention.

Wife of Detained Taiwan Activist Hits Out at Beijing Amid Growing Tensions

The wife of detained Taiwan NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh has called on the Chinese Communist Party to be allowed to visit him, amid growing tensions between Beijing and the democratic island.

Democracy activist Lee Ming-cheh, who pleaded guilty to charges of "incitement to subvert state power" at his trial on Sept. 11, was the first foreign national to be held under new laws governing NGO activity in China.

Lee stood trial on Sept. 11 alongside Chinese national Peng Yuhua at the Intermediate People's Court in Hunan's Yueyang city.

Activist Group Accuses Myanmar Military of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

The activist group Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused the Myanmar military of committing “crimes against humanity” as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Rakhine State.

“The Burmese military is brutally expelling the Rohingya from northern Rakhine State,” said James Ross, legal and policy director at Human Rights Watch. “The massacres of villagers and mass arson driving people from their homes are all crimes against humanity.”

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