Vietnam jails dissident journalist Pham Doan Trang for 9 years over ‘anti-state’ acts

A court in Vietnam has jailed a journalist and prominent dissident for nine years for anti-state activities, her lawyers and state media said, in a case that attracted the attention of international human rights groups.Pham Doan Trang, who published material widely on human rights and alleged police brutality in Vietnam, was convicted of “conducting propaganda against the state” by a Hanoi court on Tuesday, according to her legal team and state-controlled media.Despite sweeping economic reform…

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