Vietnamese blogger gets 30 months in prison on trumped-up tax evasion charge

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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’.

A newspaper vendor rides past a billboard for the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) 13th National Congress in Hanoi, 26 January 2021, NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images

Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison

Journalist and blogger Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu once worked for the state media before providing the public with information about corruption, environment pollution, and human rights abuses. She was convicted of posting anti-state propaganda for her reports published on Facebook and YouTube

A sticker of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) 13th National Congress is seen on the back of a journalist's computer monitor, Hanoi, Vietnam, 26 January 2021, MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP via Getty Images

Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam

Independent journalists Nguyen Thanh Nha, Doan Kien Giang, and Nguyen Phuoc Trung Bao were arrested after denouncing abuses by two recently promoted senior officials in Vietnam.