U.S. concerned by Vietnam dissident sentence, harsh trend

Vietnamese environment activist Le Dinh Luong listens to the verdict during his trial at a court in Nghe An province, Vietnam August 16, 2018. VNA/Bich Hue via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it was deeply concerned by the sentencing of a Vietnamese dissident to 20 years in prison this week, calling a trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences for peaceful activism troubling. A U.S. State Department statement on the sentencing of Le Dinh Luong after a one-day […]

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