Viet Nam: Vietnamese human rights blogger arrested: Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh

Index Number: ASA 41/4979/2016

Human rights defender Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, known as blogger Mẹ Nấm (Mother Mushroom) was arrested on 10 October and has been charged with “conducting propaganda” against the state under Article 88 of Viet Nam’s Penal Code. She is at risk of torture and ill-treatment. It is not known where she is currently detained.

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