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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Journalist jailed in Viet Nam

A freelance journalist has been given a five-year prison sentence for “taking advantage of democratic rights to act against the state’s interests” and “receiving money from abroad to support complaints against the state,” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reported on March 29.

Truong Minh Duc, who is a member of the banned Bloc 8406 pro-democracy movement, has used various pseudonyms to regularly criticize the government for corruption and abuse of authority. He contributes both to newspapers within Viet Nam and websites based abroad.

According to RSF, there are currently eight other journalists and cyber-dissidents in prison in Viet Nam.

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