In this Friday May 20, 2016 photo released by the Catholic Archdiocese of Hue, Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly, center, is welcomed back by Archbishop Tadeo, left, and a senior colleague to his parish in Hue, Ha Nam province, Vietnam. Vietnam granted early release from prison to Ly who is one of its most prominent dissidents, a move widely seen as a goodwill gesture before U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on an official visit late Sunday night. Ly has been serving an eight-year prison term since March 2007 after being convicted of spreading propaganda against the state.
In this Friday May 20, 2016 photo released by the Catholic Archdiocese of Hue, Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly, center, is welcomed back by Archbishop Tadeo, left, and a senior colleague to his parish in Hue, Ha Nam province, Vietnam. Vietnam granted early release from prison to Ly who is one of its most prominent dissidents, a move widely seen as a goodwill gesture before U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on an official visit late Sunday night. Ly has been serving an eight-year prison term since March 2007 after being convicted of spreading propaganda against the state. Catholic Archdiocese of Hue AP
In this Friday May 20, 2016 photo released by the Catholic Archdiocese of Hue, Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly, center, is welcomed back by Archbishop Tadeo, left, and a senior colleague to his parish in Hue, Ha Nam province, Vietnam. Vietnam granted early release from prison to Ly who is one of its most prominent dissidents, a move widely seen as a goodwill gesture before U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on an official visit late Sunday night. Ly has been serving an eight-year prison term since March 2007 after being convicted of spreading propaganda against the state. Catholic Archdiocese of Hue AP

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