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
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

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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
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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