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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam activists sentenced to up to three years after one-day trial

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Anti-China activist jailed for three years A Vietnamese court has jailed three activists for up to three years, a lawyer said yesterday, after a one-day trial ... Minh, 34, who is an independent Hoa Hao Buddhist practitioner, received a two-and a-half year jail term. All faced the same charges. Scores of people trying to attend the trial were detained, ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam arrests 2 dissident bloggers

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:31am by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Human Rights Watch says that the number of people sentenced in political trials in Vietnam has increased every year since 2010, and that at least 63 people were imprisoned for peaceful political ...

  3. 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. ... domestic and international public opinion by staging yet another political trial of a peaceful critic," said Brad Adams, HRW's Asia director. Rights groups said lawyers, bloggers ...

  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam court upholds 30-month jail term for dissident lawyer Le Quoc Quan

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 03:00pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... the court against the communist state’s crackdown on dissent. Scores of police encircled the Hanoi People’s Court of Appeals, which after a half-day trial upheld a 2 ½-year jail sentence ... as saying they found no new evidence, and that the conviction by the intermediate court was well founded. The lawyer said Quan maintained his innocence throughout the trial. I am the victim ...

  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    UN urged to act on Vietnam over death penalty

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

    ... for heroin trafficking, the largest number of defendants sentenced to death in a single trial in the country’s court history. The trial of each defendant lasted around a day. There are nearly 700 ...

  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam sentences 30 to death from smuggling drugs from Laos

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

    ... with the case. "This was Vietnam's largest ever trial in terms of defendants, the number of death penalties given out and the amount of heroin involved," presiding judge Ngo Duc said after the verdict was read out in the province of Quang Ninh, which borders China. "Because of the large number of defendants and the seriousness of the case, the trial was held at the prison," ...

  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vinaline shipping firm chief Duong Tri Dung 'paid bribes to top officials'

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 01:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Sums were paid to avoid prosecution, Vinalines boss claims, amid a series of anti-graft trials Shipping firm chief 'paid bribes to top officials' ... to avoid prosecution, said the state-run Tuoi Tre news website. Dung's claims at the trial of his brother, a former policeman, were widely reported in state media along with officials' ...

  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam hands out death sentences in Vinalines corruption case

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 09:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... but was later apprehended, and the group’s chief executive Mai Van Phuc were given the death penalty on Monday after a three-and-half day trial. “Dung’s behaviour caused especially serious ... to “the party, state, national assembly, government, people and Vinalines employees”. The trial follows the sentencing last year of nine former top executives at scandal-tainted state shipbuilder ...

  9. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam hands 5 heroin traffickers death penalty

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

    ... of heroin into communist Vietnam, the official Thanh Nien newspaper reported. The leaders of the gang remain at large, the report said, adding the six- one man and five women- were put on trial ...

  10. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese activist Dinh Nhat Uy convicted for Facebook posts

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 06:43pm by AFP

    ... of an escalating crackdown on dissent by the communist regime. Dinh Nhat Uy, 30, was convicted at the end of a one-day trial in the southern province of Long An on charges related to an internet campaign against his brother’s imprisonment for spreading anti-government propaganda, his lawyer said. Uy’s case was apparently the first time a Vietnamese activist has gone on trial only for comments made ...




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