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Family of Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Urges Public, Media Turnout at Trial

The mother of a well-known Vietnamese dissident blogger is appealing to VOA and other media outlets, as well as the public, to attend his upcoming trial on charges of violating state interests. Dinh Nhat Uy is the first blogger publicly charged under Vietnam's controversial new Article 258, which provides criminal penalties for "abusing freedoms to infringe upon the state's interests". He was arrested after writing blog posts critical of the four year prison sentence given ...

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