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Vietnam - Three bloggers get jail terms for “abusing democratic freedoms”

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Reporters Without Borders condemns the sentences ranging from 12 to 18 months in prison that a people's court in the southern province of Dong Nai imposed last week on three bloggers ¬– Le Thi Phuong Anh, Do Nam Trung and Pham Minh Vu – under criminal code article 258, which penalizes “abusing democratic freedoms.” The sentences, passed on 12 February, were clearly unjust and violated freedom of information and expression. Arrested while covering an anti-Chinese demonstration by South China Sea (...)

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