Vietnam Blogger Mother Mushroom Reaches US, Vows to Continue Speaking Up

Vietnamese blogger and activist Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh—known by her blogger handle Me Nam, or Mother Mushroom—arrived to a large crowd of supporters in the U.S. city of Houston and vowed to keep speaking out on human rights back in her communist nation.

Quynh, 39, won a surprise release from a 10-year jail sentence for anti-state propaganda on Wednesday, and flew to Houston with her elderly mother and two young children.

The Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency said she smiled and spoke to a large crowd of friends and supporters, at Houston’s George Bush airport after her arrival before midnight on Wednesday.

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