Vietnam detains blogger for posting comments critical of communist government

December 2, 2014 3:02 AM

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HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnamese police have detained a blogger for posting comments critical of the communist government in the latest crackdown on dissent.

Hong Le Tho, 65, was taken into police custody in southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement posted on its web site. The statement says his house was searched.

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