Nguyen Van Hai/CPJ Guest Blogger
Nguyen Van Hai is a Vietnamese blogger who co-founded the Free Journalists Club and a CPJ International Press Freedom Awardee. Hai was released from prison in October 2014 and is currently living in exile in California, where he continues to work for journalists’ rights and media freedom in Vietnam. He intends to return to his homeland.
Dieu Cay on solitary confinement, hunger strikes, and his fight for press freedom
EDITOR’S NOTE: Held in solitary confinement and stripped of his human rights, Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Van Hai suffered greatly during his six and a half years in prison. The 63-year-old outspoken critic of the repressive Vietnamese government was granted early release from a 12-year sentence last year, thanks in part to campaigning by CPJ. Hai,…