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Former Vietnamese Official Jailed for Critical Blog Posts

Phạm Viết Đào, 62, on Wednesday became the latest blogger in Vietnam to receive a jail term for criticizing the government, as Hanoi continues an increasing crackdown against online dissident.   After a two-hour trial at the Hanoi People’s Court, Đào was sentenced to 15 months in prison for “abusing democratic freedoms to infringe the interests of the state” under Article 258 of the penal code.   His blog posts allegedly “distorted” and “vilified” senior leaders. Đào...

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