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DISSIDENTS Vietnam Jails Anti-Govt. Bloggers AFP / Getty Images

Vietnam Jails Anti-Govt. Bloggers

Three Vietnamese bloggers accused of spreading antigovernment sentiments online have been given jail sentences of between four and 12 years after a perfunctory trial. The three allegedly posted messages on a banned website known as the Free Journalists Club. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi issued a statement in support of the jailed bloggers, specifically singling out Dieu Cay, a soldier turned dissident writer who received the longest sentence and whose case was raised by President Obama last year.

September 24, 2012 7:12 AM