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Vietnam: Blogger Jailed for 15 Months for 'Abusing Democratic Freedoms'

A popular Vietnamese blogger has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for posting material critical of that country's Communist Party leaders.Following a brief trial Wednesday in Hanoi, Pham Viet Dao was found guilty of "abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the state's interests." The judge said Dao's posts defamed party and state leaders, "causing anxiety among the public and reducing people's trust in the leadership."The 61-year-old apologized for...

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