Vietnam: Trial of Internet journalist postponed

New York, October 28, 2002—The trial of Internet essayist Le Chi Quang, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed until further notice, said international news reports and CPJ sources. According to Agence France-Presse, an official at the People’s Court in the capital, Hanoi, told reporters that, “Our judges need more time to prepare.” A new trial date has not yet been announced.

Quang was arrested on February 21 after he wrote a number of essays criticizing government policy.

For more details, see October 22 alert.