Vietnam Dissident Arrested as Web Crackdown Intensifies

Vietnamese police have detained one of the country’s best-known dissidents and bloggers, raising the stakes in the Communist-run nation’s crackdown on Internet criticism of its one-party rule and potentially worsening the country’s relations with the United States and other important trading partners.State-run media Friday reported that lawyer Le Quoc Quan was arrested on his way to drop his daughter off at school in Hanoi on Thursday. In a telephone interview, his wife, Nguyen Thi Thu Hien said he was arrested at about 8 a.m., and police then searched his home. She said police informed her husband that he was being investigated for alleged tax evasion — an allegation she denies.
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