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"Mother Mushroom" in Court.
Say a Prayer for Vietnamese Catholic Blogger, Mary Magdalene Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh (37), aka "Mother Mushroom", who was sentenced to ten years in prison on 29 June 2017.
She was Charged under Article 88 of The 1999 Penal Code for “spreading propaganda against The Socialist Republic of Vietnam.” (See the full story at The Asian Catholic News Service UCA News.)
Among other causes, Mother Mushroom has campaigned against: The killing of civilians by police; a Taiwan-owned steel plant, Formosa Ha Tinh, which has killed thousands of fish in Vietnam by releasing toxic wastewater; government land confiscations related to a Chinese-backed bauxite mine; the suffering of Poor People waiting at hospital, because they were unable to bribe Officials.
Mother Mushroom received The Civil Rights Defender Of The Year Award in 2015 and The 2017 International Women Of Courage Award.
Our Lady. Pray For Her.