Jailed Vietnamese Activist Sentenced to Five More Years on Separate Charge

A Vietnamese citizen journalist who in September was sentenced to four years in prison for “disrupting the public order” has seen his sentence grow to nine years after being convicted on other charges.

Defend the Defenders reported on October 12 Do Cong Duong was sentenced Friday to five more years on the charge of “abusing democratic freedom” under Article 331 of the country’s 2015 Penal Code.

The NGO affiliated with Reporters Without Borders said that just as in the first trial, Duong’s relatives were not allowed to observe the second trial from inside the courtroom at the People’s Court of Bac Ninh Province.

Read the full story: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/duonggets5moreyears-10122018164030.html

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