Thursday, May 17, 2007

Reporters without Borders May 11: Two More Cyber Dissidents Get Long Jail Terms in Stalinist Trial

May 11, 2007

Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage at the prison sentences which a Hanoi people’s court imposed today on two human rights lawyers and cyber-dissidents at end of a trial lasting only four hours. Convicted of "defamation" and "propaganda against the regime" under article 88 of the criminal code, Nguyen Van Dai was sentenced to five years and Le Thi Cong got four.