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Viet Nam must release jailed blogger facing 'propaganda' trial

Headline Title:  Viet Nam must release jailed blogger facing 'propaganda' trial 16 April 2012 The Vietnamese authorities must end their persecution of a prisoner of conscience facing trial this week on politically motivated charges that could see him sentenced to a further 20 years’ imprisonment, Amnesty International said today.Blogger Nguyen Hoang Hai is due to be tried on 17 April for “conducting propaganda” against the state.The activist, also known as Dieu Cay (“the peasant’s pipe”), has been in prison since 2008, when he was convicted on trumped-up tax fraud charges.…

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