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Vietnam – Prison sentences handed down to musicians and composers (October 31, 2012)

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.

This ruling follows the one handed down to 3 bloggers on September 24.

France reaffirms its attachment to the freedom of expression and opinion - including on the Internet - throughout the world.



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