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Vietnam – Prison sentences handed down to human rights defenders (11.01.13)
France condemns the heavy prison sentences handed down on 9 January to 14 human rights defenders by the People’s Court of Nghe An Province in Vietnam. Several similar decisions have been taken by the Vietnamese authorities in recent months.
Vietnam – Confirmation on appeal of blogger’s six-year prison sentence (22.11.12)
France strongly deplores the confirmation on appeal of the six-year prison sentence against Mr Dinh Dang Dinh for “propaganda against the state”.
Vietnam – Prison sentences handed down to musicians and composers (31.10.12)
France strongly condemns the sentences handed down on October 30 by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court condemning composers and musicians Tran Vu Anh Binh and Vo Minh Tri, charged with disseminating anti-government propaganda because of the content of their songs released on the Internet, to 6 years and 4 years in prison, respectively.
Prison sentences handed down to bloggers in Vietnam (24.09.12)
France reaffirms its attachment to the freedom of expression and opinion - including on the Internet - throughout the world.
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