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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese prison vows to punish inmate for Facebook drug photos

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Inmate's Facebook drug photos rile authorities Vietnamese authorities have vowed to "seriously punish" a prisoner caught posting photographs of drugs alongside status updates on Facebook from a smartphone smuggled into jail. Nguyen Duc Hung, jailed on drugs charges, last week posted photographs of himself in a black and white striped ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    In Vietnam, debate grows over legalisation of prostitution

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... and drug addicts detained without conviction for taking part in a "social evil". She was held for 18 months in the centre, where detainees worked for free raising poultry, gardening ... along with drug addiction and homosexuality. Drug addicts continue to be sent to compulsory rehab. But in recent months a fierce debate over whether to legalise and regulate the sex industry has ...

  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam hosts third gay pride parade as attitudes soften

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 03:27pm by AFP

    ... for same-sex marriage", the sociologist added. Hanoi faces frequent criticism by international watchdogs for human rights abuses, making it an unlikely champion for the region's LGBT ...

  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam sentences 30 to death from smuggling drugs from Laos

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Scores of defendants from four syndicates arrested and nearly two tonnes of heroin seized in Vietnam's biggest narcotics case on record 30 drug smugglers sentenced to death Vietnam has sentenced 30 drug smugglers to death in the country's largest narcotics case, involving scores of defendants and nearly two tonnes of heroin. The 30 men ...

  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    UN urged to act on Vietnam over death penalty

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:26pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi The United Nations should immediately freeze anti-drug assistance to Vietnam after the communist country sentenced 30 people to die for drug-related offences, ... Penalty cites the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s internal human rights guidance requiring the organisation to stop funding for a country if it’s feared that such support may lead ...

  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Two foreign drug smugglers face Vietnam death penalty

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 04:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Thai woman and Nigerian man given death sentence after smuggling drugs A Thai drug smuggler has been sentenced to death in Vietnam, state media said Wednesday, the second such penalty given to a foreigner within a week in the communist country. A court in Vietnam, whose drug laws are among the toughest in the world, sentenced Suracha Chaimongkol ...

  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam hands 5 heroin traffickers death penalty

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 03:33pm by Agence France Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France Presse in Hanoi Vietnam sentenced five members of a drug trafficking gang to death and handed another person life imprisonment for smuggling heroin into the country from ... by Afghanistan, which now accounts for some 90 per cent of global illicit opium production, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. Communist Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. ...

  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam sentences blogger to 15 months in prison for criticising state

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... party member and a former official at the ministry of culture, was charged with "abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the state" after a half-day trial in Hanoi. ...

  9. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam sentences 4 to death for drugs

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 04:16pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... But it has found itself unable to get chemicals used in the injections because of an EU ban on its factories exporting drugs used in lethal injections. The state-run Laborer newspaper said the four were convicted on Wednesday in northern Vietnam for dealing in 50 kilograms of heroin. Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Trafficking or trading 600 grams of heroin ...

  10. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam arrests two Australians for heroin smuggling

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 03:24pm by AFP

    ... have not been named, were caught with 3.5 kilograms of heroin in hidden compartments in their luggage at Ho Chi Minh City airport, a policeman with the anti-drug squad said. Further details ... reported. The Australian embassy in Hanoi did not respond to a request for comment. Vietnam takes a hardline on drugs and anyone found guilty of attempting to smuggle more than 600 grams of heroin ...




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