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Vietnam - Appeal court upholds jail time for five bloggers

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A court in the northern city of Vinh on today ruled on the appeals by five bloggers – Ho Duc Hoa, Paulus Le Van Son, Nguyen Van Duyet, Thai Van Dung and Tran Minh Nhat - against their long jail terms, upholding the existing sentences for three of them and reducing the sentences of the other two. “Even if the appeal court reduced Son's sentence by a considerable amount, it is still unacceptable and reflects the government's determination to reduce all dissidents to silence,” Reporters Without (...)

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