Heavy sentences for Vietnam activists

Prominent Vietnamese counsel Nguyen Van Dai stands during a hearing in Hanoi on 5 Apr 2018Image copyright
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Lawyer Nguyen Van Dai, 48, has been condemned to 15 years in prison

Six distinguished Vietnamese activists have perceived complicated jail sentences on charges of “attempting to overthrow” a country’s comrade government.

Lawyer Nguyen Van Dai was condemned to 15 years, while a other defendants were jailed for between 7 and 12 years, kin pronounced on Thursday.

Several protesters who marched towards a justice in Hanoi were taken divided by plain garments police, AFP reported.

Human rights groups have criticised a charges opposite a activists.

The convicted people are related to a Brotherhood for Democracy, a self-described romantic network.

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Demonstrators holding placards marched towards a building in Hanoi

In Dec 2015, carrying already served a prior four-year jail sentence, Nguyen Van Dai was arrested along with his assistant.

Although they were primarily charged with producing anti-state propaganda, they were after indicted of attempting to overpower a state.

The other 4 activists were arrested in July.

The box has perceived widespread courtesy in Vietnam, that has despotic censorship rules.

In a news expelled progressing this week, tellurian rights debate organisation Amnesty International described Hanoi as “one of Southeast Asia’s many inclusive jailers of pacific activists” and pronounced that during slightest 97 domestic prisoners were now portion jail sentences opposite a country.

In January, 3 activists were condemned to between 6 and 8 years in jail for distributing promotion opposite a state, while a popular environmental blogger famous as Mother Mushroom was jailed on a same charges in 2017.

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