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Friday, May 02, 2008

Democracy activists jailed in Viet Nam

Three Vietnamese democracy activists have been sentenced to between two and five years in prison on charges of conducting propaganda against the state, The Earth Times reported on April 26.

According to the newspaper Nhan Dan (The People), the group “uploaded distorted information on the internet in the period between April and August 2006 to ignite demonstrations and slander the party and government leaders, with the aim of sabotaging the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.”

A least one of those arrested is a member of the exiled pro-democracy group Bloc 8406. Several of its members have been jailed since 2007, including the Catholic priest Father Nguyen Van Ly and the human rights lawyers Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thi Cong Nhan.

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