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Viet Nam: Appeal for: Cyber dissident - Dr Pham Hong Son

, Index number: ASA 41/018/2005

Dr Pham Hong Son, 37 years old, a businessman and qualified medical doctor was arrested for the writing and posting of articles about democracy and human rights via the Internet. At his trial he was charged with "spying" and sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment. Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Dr Pham Hong Son as a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for peacefully expressing his political opinions.

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