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Dissident Blogger Loses Appeal at Hanoi Court

A court in Hanoi has upheld the sentence for one of Vietnam’s most prominent dissident bloggers, Le Quoc Quan, who was jailed for tax evasion in October. Police prevented hundreds of his supporters from gathering nearby.   The 42-year-old Quan - a lawyer by training and a devout Catholic - was sentenced to two and half years in jail in October for tax evasion. The charges were denounced by international human rights groups as politically motivated.   After a half-day trial on...

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