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Vietnam Sentences 3 to Prison for Anti-State Activities

Fresh from its release of two bloggers, Vietnam has sentenced three other activists to prison terms of up to 18 months for anti-state activities. A court in southern Dong Nai province Thursday found Pham Minh Vu, Do Nam Trung and Le Thi Phuong Anh guilty of "abusing democratic freedoms" under a controversial law criticized by activists and human rights groups as too vague and prone to abuse by officials. Lawyer Tran Thu Nam, who represented Vu, said his client refused to...

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