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Prominent Vietnam blogger ‘weak’ from hunger strike

A well-known Vietnamese blogger, jailed for 12 years for anti-state propaganda, is ‘very weak’ after a month-long hunger strike protesting at his treatment in prison, his family said.
Nguyen Van Hai — a founding member of the banned ‘Free Journalists Club’ who is better known by his alias Dieu Cay — has not eaten for30 days, according to his ex-wife Duong Thi Tan.

‘He is very weak... He spoke softly and couldn’t sit up unaided,’ she told AFP, following a visit to the prison by the couple’s son on Saturday. She said Dieu Cay went on hunger strike to protest against his treatment in a prison in central Nghe An province, adding that her son had been allowed to talk to his father for five minutes ‘before they dragged him away’. 
‘He was kept in solitary confinement for three months when he did not violate any rule,’ she said, accusing the jail of having ‘extremely bad’
conditions. 
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