Rights groups blast Vietnam blogger’s 10-year jail term

The jailing of Vietnamese blogger Truong Duy Nhat is described as ‘harsh and totally unacceptable’ by Reporters Without Borders, which calls for him to be immediately freed. – AFP pic, March 10, 2020.

THE jailing of a Vietnamese blogger for 10 years was today condemned by rights groups as “unacceptable” and an attack on free speech.

Truong Duy Nhat, a regular contributor to Radio Free Asia, was found guilty in a brief trial yesterday of defrauding the public of US$560,000 (RM2.4 million) when he worked for a state-owned newspaper in the central city of Danang in 2004, reported state media.

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