Vietnamese activist lawyer Nguyen Van Dai jailed for 15 years

Vietnamese activist lawyer Nguyen Van Dai jailed for 15 years
 

Six prominent Vietnamese activists have received heavy prison sentences on charges of "attempting to overthrow" the country's communist government.
Lawyer Nguyen Van Dai was sentenced to 15 years, while the other defendants were jailed for between seven and 12 years, relatives said on Thursday.
Several protesters who marched towards the court in Hanoi were taken away by plain clothes police, AFP reported.
Human rights groups have criticised the charges against the activists.
The convicted individuals are linked to the Brotherhood for Democracy, a self-described activist network.... read more

 
5 April 2018 in World News, Views: 47
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