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A court in Vietnam jailed former radio journalist turned pro-democracy activist for five and a half years in a closed-door trial Friday. The prison term is to be followed by five years of house arrest.
Pham Chi Thanh was found guilty of “making, storing, disseminating and propagandizing information, materials and products that aim to oppose the state of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,” his lawyer Ha Huy Son said.
Who is Pham Chi Thanh?
Thanh formerly worked as an editor at Vietnam’s state-run radio broadcaster Voice of Vietnam.
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