Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as “Mother Mushroom”, was released from prison on Wednesday and left Vietnam on a flight to the U.S.
Political Exiles articles on Democracy Chronicles
Very often dictatorships force democracy activists into a life as political exiles and dissidents. Exile is a primary tool of most dictatorships from China to Cuba. Also see our section on Political Dissidents.
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