Le Thi Cong
Nhan, detained for four hours shortly after
her release from three years in prison to prevent her from giving an
interview with a foreign journalist 30, released from prison on March 6
but remained under house arrest.
Le Thi Cong Nhan
was released from prison on March 6 two months shy of completing a
three-year sentence for “anti-government activity.” But she was
detained again at a Hanoi police station on 9 March for telling reporters
that her time in prison confirmed her “faith” in the peaceful “struggle
for human rights and democracy in Vietnam.”
Four security officials detained her for
allegedly breaching terms of that house arrest after she and her sister
bought clothes at a shop one kilometer away from their home, she told
local Church people.
Le Thi Cong Nhan, 30, said she believed
the authorities wanted to prevent her from giving an interview with a
foreign journalist yesterday afternoon.
Cong Nhan was released from prison on
March 6 but remained under house arrest.The terms of her house detention
forbid her from traveling out of her home ward.
She was arrested on March 6, 2007, and
accused of propaganda against the communist government. She was sentenced
to three years in prison and another three years of house arrest at a
court on Nov. 27, 2007.
Her colleague, lawyer Nguyen Van Dai, is
serving a four-year prison sentence and three years of house arrest.