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Catholic activist goes on hunger strike against prison conditions
Tran Minh Nhat is the second dissident in a few weeks to opt for this form of protest. He reports abuses and human rights violations, including the seizure of religious literature (such as a biography of John Paul II). Cu Huy Ha Vu's hunger strike just ended.
Police stops young Buddhists from going on pilgrimage
Further clamp down on web as third blogger arrested in less than a month
On 15 June, 30 year-old Dinh Nhat Uy charged with "abusing democratic freedoms." He faces up to seven years in prison. In May, his brother was sentenced to eight years for propaganda against the state. In less than a year 46 people arrested for activism on line or on the streets.
Phu Yen: 22 Vietnamese activists on trial for subversion
The accused, who are charged with violating Article 79 of the Penal Code, could get the death penalty. For the authorities, they conspired to overthrow the legitimate Communist government. The wife of the group's leader said that it comprises religious people involved in environmental, not political activities.
Three human rights activists jailed as "saboteurs"
Sentences range from four to five years and a half. They were handed down because the three had exposed corruption and wrongdoings by Bac Giang provincial authorities at the expense of local farmers.
Vietnamese government tries three bloggers for writing about strikes and justice
Nguyen Van Hai, Phan Thanh Hai and Ta Phong Tan are in the dock for "propaganda against the one-party Communist state". They posted their articles on the Free Journalist Club website, which they co-founded. Defence lawyers hold little hope for an acquittal. They could get up to 20 years in prison.
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