Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Three pro-democracy activists imprisoned in Viet Nam

Three Vietnamese dissidents were jailed today for three to five years for spreading propaganda against the state, Yahoo! News reported. All three individuals are members of the banned People’s Democratic Party and each will face two years probation upon release from jail.

During the trial, the prosecutor said the three had “carried out activities that aimed to end the leadership of the Communist Party of Viet Nam, demanding pluralism and a multi-party system.”

According to the article, “Foreign media were allowed to watch proceedings on closed-circuit television, but foreign diplomats were barred from entering the building.”

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