Vietnam activist sentenced to 13 years on subversion charges

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Vietnam activist sentenced to 13 years on subversion charges

Post by Pete » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:03 pm

A court in northern Vietnam sentenced a dissident to 13 years in prison on Tuesday after finding him guilty of attempting to overthrow the government. He was the seventh activist to be jailed in the past week as Communist authorities step up a crackdown on dissent. The official Vietnam News Agency said Nguyen Van Tuc, 54, was convicted of affiliating with an outlawed group named Brotherhood for Democracy in a half-day trial at the People's Court in Thai Binh province. Tuc was also ordered to serve three years of house arrest after finishing his prison sentence. "The criminal acts committed by defendant Nguyen Van Tuc are particularly serious, directly impacting national security," VNA quoted
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