HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A young Vietnamese dissident released from prison in a rare display of leniency says she will continue to fight for multiparty democracy in the Southeast Asian country.
Nugyen Phoung Uyen was convicted of violating national security laws in May for distributing leaflets against the Communist Party, and was sentenced to six years in jail.
An appeals court earlier this month changed that to a three-year suspended sentence and released her.
Uyen told The Associated Press on Monday that she was kept in a darkened room for much of the time.
She says she now plans to learn English to publicize the human rights situation in Vietnam internationally.
Uyen was freed followed meetings last month between President Barack Obama and Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.