Freed Vietnam dissident heads to US

Pictures of the arrested journalists Nguyen Viet Chien (L) and Nguyen Van Hai are seen on the front page of the Thanh Nien daily on May 13, 2008 at a roadside newstand in HanoiWashington (AFP) – Vietnam has freed a leading dissident whose case was raised by US President Barack Obama, and he was due to arrive late Tuesday in the United States, an American official said.

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