18 September 1997

Alert

Writer Pham Duc Kham released


Incident details

Pham Duc Kham

writer(s)

released


(WiPC/IFEX) - International PEN has received confirmation of the release of
writer Pham Duc Kham on 28 August 1997 on "humanitarian grounds", five years
before his sentence was due to expire. He has reportedly joined his family
in San Jose, California, in the United States of America.





**Updates IFEX alert dated 31 March 1993**


Pham Duc Kham was arrested in 1990 and sentenced to twelve years in prison
for his involvement in publishing the unauthorised "Dien Dan Tu Do"
("Freedom Forum") newspaper.





Source

International PEN Writers in Prison Committee
Brownlow House
50-51 High Holborn
London WC1V 6ER
United Kingdom
wipc (@) internationalpen.org.uk
Fax:+44 20 74050339
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