Vietnam: Pro-democracy cyber activists detained

Two prominent pro-democracy cyber activists were last week detained for calling for Middle East style demonstrations in Vietnam. Nguyen Dan Que who is 69, and Nguyen Van Ly who suffers from brain tumour, were detained after criticising the government and asking for peaceful protests. They have been released but are being closely monitored by the authorities who will decide later this month on how to deal with them. Presently, there are 16 cyber activists in detention in Vietnam.