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Mother Mushroom Released

Published: 10.23.2018
Level 5   |   Time: 0:36
Accent: American
Wochit (10.18.2018)

Vietnamese activist Mother Mushroom has been released from prison.


triangle Directions

  1. WATCH the video.
  2. Check the vocab.
  3. WATCH the video again.
  4. ANSWER the questions.
  5. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • published [v] - printed
  • purportedly [adv] - people have said
  • bound [adj] - heading for
  • high-profile [adj] - important
  • a dissident [n] - a person who disagrees with government
  • asylum [n] - safety
  • a pseudonym [n] - a fake name
  • touched down [v] - landed
  • accompanied by [exp] - traveling with

triangle Questions

  1. Mother Mushroom was in jail for selling drugs.

  2. Mother Mushroom wrote against the U.S. government.

  3. Mother Mushroom was a blogger who disagreed with VietNam's government.

  4. Mother Mushroom is being protected by the U.S.

  5. Moter Mushroom was in jail for some time.

triangle Script

According to CNN.com a high profile dissidant - an online blogger has arrived in the U.S. where she has been granted asylum following her release from prison in her home country. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, who is also known as "Mother Mushroom" arrived in the U.S. accompanied by her mother and two young children. In her home country she had also been arrested by the public department of security on October 10th of 2016, and was convicted in June of 2016. She was released a year and a half in to a 10-year sentence for conducting anti-state propoganda. U.S. embassy spokeswoman Karen Tang said the U.S. Government had consistently called for the release of Quynh and other persons in prison in Vietnam for exercising their human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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