Monday, April 23, 2007

Reporters without Borders March 29: Judges Urged Not to Pass Jail Sentence on Catholic Priest Who Edits Dissident Newspaper

Vietnam, March 30, 2007

Priest who edited dissident newspaper gets eight years

Reporters Without Borders said it was shocked by the prison sentences imposed today by a people’s court in the central city of Hue on Father Nguyen Van Ly and four other people who helped him produce a dissident publication called Tu do Ngôn luan. The court found them guilty of "propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam."