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Viet Nam: Police beatings outside court amid crackdown on activism

Headline Title:  Viet Nam: Police beatings outside court amid crackdown on activism 26 August 2014 The Vietnamese authorities must stop attacks on peaceful activists, Amnesty International said today after three human rights defenders were sentenced to jail and police beat and arrested their supporters. Women activists Bui Thi Minh Hang and Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh, along with their male co-defendant Nguyen Van Minh, were handed between two and three-year jail terms on charges of "disturbing public order" at Dong Thap Provincial People's Court in Viet Nam.Dozens of their supporters, including…

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