Arrested blogger released [update]

huynh-thuc-vyBangkok, 6 July – Vietnamese blogger Huynh Thuc Vy who was arrested on 4 July has been released last night.

According to information received by SEAPA, Huynh was dropped off on a street near her house at 9:00 p.m. and was allowed to walk home by herself.

She was asked ‘to work with” the police today but opted to remain home because she was feeling weak.

Her family and supporters  thanked to those who expressed concern and helped generate pressure, which they believe contributed to her quick release.

Huynh was arrested on 4 July after reporting to a police ‘invitation’ for an earlier arrest for joining a protest on July 1.

[See original alert: Blogger arrested, whereabouts unknown]