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Vietnam - Blogger gets 30-months in prison on trumped-up tax evasion charge

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the 30-month prison sentence and fine of 59,000 dollars that a Hanoi court passed today on dissident lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan on a trumped-up charge of tax evasion. The court also ordered the seizure of Quan's assets, worth 27,000 dollars. “This clearly politically-motivated sentence is designed to gag and punish a dissident and is part of a strategy orchestrated by the Communist Party to persecute all independent news and information providers in (...)

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