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Vietnamese dissident Mother Mushroom released, on the way to U.S.: sources

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(Reuters) – Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as “Mother Mushroom”, was released from prison on Wednesday and had left Vietnam on a flight to the United States, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Quynh, one of Vietnam’s most prominent dissidents, was serving a 10-year-sentence for anti-state propaganda.

“Mother Mushroom departed Vietnam today for the U.S.,” one source told Reuters.

(Editing by Robert Birsel)

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