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Viet Nam: Lawyer latest victim of government’s crackdown on dissent

Headline Title:  Viet Nam: Lawyer latest victim of government’s crackdown on dissent 02 October 2013 Viet Nam must immediately release a prominent lawyer and human rights activist who was jailed on politically motivated charges today, Amnesty International said.A court in Viet Nam’s capital Ha Noi today sentenced Le Quoc Quan, one of the country’s best known dissidents, to 30 months in prison on trumped up tax evasion charges.“This is a ludicrous sentence, and just another clear example of the Vietnamese authorities harassing and imprisoning those who are peaceful critics with opposing…

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