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Vietnam: Free Activist Jailed for Facebook Posts

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Expand Nguyen Ngoc Anh at an anti-Formosa protest in 2016. The signs he is holding say: Fish Need Clean Water, People Need Transparency.   © 2016 Private (Bangkok, November 6, 2019) – A Vietnamese court will hear an appeal on November 7, 2019 of a six-year sentence for a Vietnamese environmental activist convicted of criticizing the government on Facebook, Human Rights Watch said today. The prosecution and detention of the activist, Nguyen Ngoc Anh, clearly violated his right to freedom of speech. The authorities should reverse his conviction and immediately release him. The police arrested…

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