Paulus Le Son
Paulus Le Son is a community organizer and prominent writer for Vietnam Redemptorist News. A resident of Hanoi, he is an active community organizer for issues such as HIV and public education; he also serves as member of the John Paul II Group for Pro-Life. His popular personal blog covers issues of social justice, human rights and sovereignty. He was arrested on August 3, 2011 on the charge of “attempting to overthrow the government.” His arrest was part of larger crackdown on human-rights defenders; seventeen others were arrested, mostly from Vinh Province. On May 23, 2013 the appeal trial of Paulus Le Son was heard in a court in the northern city of Vinh. Paulus Le Son had his sentence reduced to four years imprisonment with four years house arrest, down from thirteen years in prison and five years house arrest.
Paulus Le Son has been RELEASED.