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Vietnam court jails man for eight years for posting anti-state information on Facebook

Vietnam court jails man for eight years for posting anti-state information on Facebook

Friday, May 06, 2022, 19:01 GMT+7
Vietnam court jails man for eight years for posting anti-state information on Facebook
Tran Hoang Huan stands trial at the People’s Court in Tien Giang Province, Vietnam, May 5, 2022. Photo: My Binh / Tuoi Tre

A man from Vietnam’s Mekong Delta has been sentenced to eight years in prison for uploading nearly 190 Facebook posts to slander the people’s administration in 2020-21.

The People’s Court in Tien Giang Province on Thursday handed down the eight-year jail term to Tran Hoang Huan, 34, for making, storing, or spreading information and documents aimed at opposing the state.

Huan will have to undergo a three-year compulsory probation as well.

From September 2020 to April 2021, Huan often logged onto websites with reactionary content as well as foreign newspapers and radio stations with hostile attitudes against the state of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, according to the indictment.

The man then used his Facebook account named Huan Tran to post anti-state information based on the material he had read.

From September 11, 2020 to April 7, 2021, Huan uploaded a total of 186 articles and statuses, all of which were set to public, with content that defamed the people’s administration and insulted the leaders of the Party and state.

At the trial, Huan pled guilty to all of his offenses.

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Duy Khang - Hoai Thuong - My Binh / Tuoi Tre News


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