Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Two more Vietnamese activists sentenced to prison

A Hanoi court sentenced two lawyers, Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thi Cong Nhang, to jail terms of five and four years, respectively, on the grounds that they disseminated anti-government propaganda and defamed Ho Chi Minh, Voice of America reported today .

Both lawyers support alternative political parties in Viet Nam and are members of the prominent Vietnamese democratic movement “Bloc 8406.” The sentences are the latest in an ongoing crackdown on dissent in Viet Nam that has drawn the ire of Western countries and human rights organizations.

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