Sunday, June 17, 2007

ABC News June 16: Hanoi Releases a Third Detainee on U.S. List

Hanoi, June 16, 2007

Authorities on Saturday released a lawyer who was on a U.S. list of activists detained this year by Vietnam, two days before President Nguyen Minh Triet goes to the United States on a state visit.

The Vietnam News Agency reported that Le Quoc Quan, 36, who was detained in March after returning to Vietnam from a five-month fellowship in the United States, was released to his family in Hanoi.