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Vietnam Jails Rights Activist for Posting Defaced Flag Photo on Facebook

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The founder of a Vietnamese rights group was sentenced Friday to two years and nine months in prison for spraying paint on Vietnamese flags and posting a photo of them on Facebook. Huynh Thuc Vy, 33, was convicted of "desecration of the national flag" at a one-day trial at the People's Court of Buon Ho town in Vietnam's Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, the official Vietnam News Agency reported. Despite sweeping economic reform and increasing openness to social...

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