Two activists jailed in Vietnam in over anti-government propaganda

23 August, 2016 | Vietnam News
Activists in Nha Trang city call for justice for Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Danlambao website)

A Vietnamese court in the south-central coastal province of Khanh Hoa has sentenced two activists to up to three years in prison for spreading propaganda against the state.

State-media run Vietnam News Agency reported that 31-year-old Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy was convicted of posting a dozen articles on his Facebook page in which the court said the posts distorted the policies of the Communist Party and government and had called for the overthrow of the government.

Duy was sentenced to three years in prison at the one-day closed trial on Tuesday.

His cousin, Nguyen Huu Thien An, 21, was found guilty of painting reactionary’ slogans on the wall of a local police station and received a two-year term in jail at the same trial.

– with AP