Thursday, August 16, 2018

Vietnam sentences activist to 20 years prison amid dissent crackdown

Via Jonathan

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A court in northern Vietnam on Thursday sentenced an activist to 20 years in prison after he was convicted in a one-day trial of attempting to overthrow the state, his lawyer said.

The People’s Court in Nghe An province also sentenced Le Dinh Luong, 53, to five years house arrest to be served after his prison term, lawyer Ha Huy Son said.

“The court charged him with activities “aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” but they didn’t have sufficient evidence,” Son told Reuters on the phone.

“Luong didn’t plead guilty at the trial and he will appeal the verdict,” he said.

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