Vietnam Jails Prominent Blogger For Five Years

Radio Free Asia

A court in northern-central Vietnam’s Nghe An province on Monday sentenced prominent blogger and former political prisoner Nguyen Van Oai to five years in prison and four years of house arrest for resisting police officers and leaving his home while on probation, his lawyer said. (20/09/2017)

Vietnam Today

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