Vietnam: Further information: Bloggers sentenced to prison in Vietnam

Vietnam: Further information: Bloggers sentenced to prison in Vietnam

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Index Number: ASA 41/002/2012
Date Published: 4 October 2012
Categories: Viet Nam

On 24 September, a court in Viet Nam’s Ho Chi Minh City sentenced bloggers Nguyen Van Hai, known as Dieu Cay (“the peasant’s pipe”), Ta Phong Tan, and Phan Thanh Hai to 12, 10 and four years’ imprisonment respectively for “conducting propaganda” against the state. The trial lasted only a few hours and their friends and family were detained and assaulted to prevent them from attending.


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