Vietnamese journalists Pham Chi Dung, right, Le Huu Minh Tuan, centre back, and Nguyen Tuong Thuy, left, stand between police during their trial in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: EPA
Vietnamese journalists Pham Chi Dung, right, Le Huu Minh Tuan, centre back, and Nguyen Tuong Thuy, left, stand between police during their trial in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: EPA
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Vietnam ramps up crackdown on dissent ahead of Communist Party congress

  • The harsh jail terms given to Pham Chi Dung and two other prominent journalists are just the latest in a string of sentences handed out to critics
  • Analysts and rights groups say Hanoi is stifling opposition before the January 25 congress, with many arrests taking place under a controversial cybersecurity law

Vietnamese journalists Pham Chi Dung, right, Le Huu Minh Tuan, centre back, and Nguyen Tuong Thuy, left, stand between police during their trial in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: EPA
Vietnamese journalists Pham Chi Dung, right, Le Huu Minh Tuan, centre back, and Nguyen Tuong Thuy, left, stand between police during their trial in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: EPA
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