Australian Chau Van Kham (left) is escorted into a courtroom in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday. Photo: APAustralian Chau Van Kham (left) is escorted into a courtroom in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday. Photo: AP
Australian Chau Van Kham (left) is escorted into a courtroom in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday. Photo: AP

Australian retiree’s 12-year jail term highlights Vietnam’s tightening grip on dissent

  • Chau Van Kham, a former baker from New South Wales, was sentenced along with two democracy activists for ‘terrorist activities against the state’
  • But human rights campaigners say the trial was a miscarriage of justice and part of a wave of repression against anyone authorities deem a threat

Topic |   Vietnam
Australian Chau Van Kham (left) is escorted into a courtroom in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday. Photo: APAustralian Chau Van Kham (left) is escorted into a courtroom in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday. Photo: AP
Australian Chau Van Kham (left) is escorted into a courtroom in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday. Photo: AP
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