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Vietnam frees dissident lawyer from prison early

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A U.S.-trained human rights lawyer has been released early from a Vietnamese prison even as the Communist government intensifies its crackdown on activists and bloggers it sees as challenging one-party rule. Le Cong Dinh was freed Wednesday for his "good abidance by prison rules," the online newspaper VnExpress reported. The Foreign Ministry confirmed the early...