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Vietnam - Appeal court reduces blogger's jail sentence but upholds three years of house arrest

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An appeal court today reduced French-Vietnamese blogger Pham Minh Hoang's jail sentence from three years to 17 months but upheld an additional sentence of three years of house arrest after his release from prison. As Hoang has been detained since August 2010, he is due to be released from jail on 12 January. “We are obviously pleased by the reduction in Hoang's jail sentence but we deplore the decision to keep him in prison for another seven weeks and, above all, the decision to keep him (...)

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