Blogger Pham Viet Dao arrested for “abusing democratic freedoms”
The 88 Project, June 13, 2013: Another famous blogger, Pham Viet Dao, was arrested today (Thursday local time).
Pham Viet Dao arrested for violating law
The investigation agency under the Hanoi Police Department on June 13 issued a warrant for urgent house search and arrest of Pham Viet Dao, a resident in Buoi ward, Tay Ho precinct, Hanoi , for breaking Article 258 of the Criminal Code.
Article 258 deals with the crime of “abusing the rights to freedom and democracy to violate the State’s interests and the rights and legitimate interests of organisation and citizens.”The search of Dao’s house and his arrest were carried out in line with stipulations of the law.Dao, born in 1952 in the central province of Nghe An, showed a compliant attitude.The authorities is carrying out further investigations into Dao’s violation.-VNA