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Vietnam Jails Former State-Media Journalist for Blog Posts

A court in Vietnam has convicted a former journalist of violating a controversial new law that provides criminal penalties for "abusing freedoms to infringe upon the state's interests." Activists describe the judgement as an ongoing crackdown on freedom of speech in the country. Fifty-year-old Truong Duy Nhat was charged with posting articles that “distorted the prestige of the Communist Party.”  He was sentenced to two years in prison following a half-day trial at a...

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