Vietnamese activist Trần Thị Nga sentenced to 9 years for ‘propaganda’

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A man walks past billboards about the upcoming National Assembly and People's Councils elections in Hanoi, Vietnam, 19 May 2021, NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images

Vietnam: Independent journalist arrested for opposing socialist party

Le Van Dung, the owner of CHTV, a digital news channel in Vietnam, was arrested after posting social media reports relating to ongoing land disputes and corruption.

Hanoi, 23 May 2021. Local residents cast their ballots at a voting station as Vietnam holds legislative polls to elect a new 500-seat National Assembly, NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images

Vietnam told to stop silencing independent voices ahead of election

Vietnam authorities have harassed and detained several independent candidates ahead of the National Assembly election. These candidates have used social media to announce their candidacy and share their thoughts on the country’s political situation.

Land rights activist Can Thi Theu (C) stands in the dock during her appeal in a former indictment, at the Hanoi People's Court, Vietnam, 30 November 2016, VIETNAM NEWS AGENCY/AFP via Getty Images

Vietnam: Convictions for social media use part of intensifying assault on internet freedom

Since the start of 2021, at least seven people have been tried and sentenced under Article 117, which criminalises ‘making, storing, distributing or disseminating information, documents and items against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’.