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Vietnam: Drop Charges Against ‘Citizen Reporter’

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Le Van Dung. © 2019 Le Van Dung (Bangkok) – The Vietnamese authorities should immediately drop the politically motivated charges against the social commentator Le Van Dung and release him, Human Rights Watch said today. The police arrested Le Van Dung on June 30, 2021, in Hanoi and charged him with conducting propaganda against the state for his videos and posts on Facebook and YouTube. A Hanoi court is scheduled to hear his case on March 23, 2022. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years in prison. “Le Van Dung is one of more than 60 people the Vietnamese authorities…

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