Ta Phong Tan

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Ta Phong Tan is a Vietnamese blogger. She was a member of the Vietnamese Communist Party and an officer in the Vietnamese security forces. In 2013 she received an International Women of Courage Award.[1]

In 2006, she started a blog “Truth and Justice.” She wrote about news and politics. In 2011, she went to prison. She was convicted of propaganda against the state.[2][3]

She was freed from prison on September 19, 2015.[4] She went to live in the United States.[5]

Awards[change | change source]

  • International Women of Courage Award, 2013[1]
  • FreeThe20 campaign [4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2013 International Women of Courage Award Winners".
  2. "2013 International Women of Courage Award Winners - HumanRights.gov is the official United States Government website for international human rights related information".
  3. "2013 International Women of Courage Award Winners - International Women of Courage Celebration".
  4. 4.0 4.1 "#Freethe20 - HumanRights.gov is the official United States Government website for international human rights related information".
  5. "CPJ welcomes release of Vietnamese blogger Ta Phong Tan - Committee to Protect Journalists".

Other websites[change | change source]