Vietnam court convicts music teacher of anti-state actions

A Vietnamese court has sentenced a music teacher to 11 years in jail for what it says were “anti-state” Facebook posts

A Vietnamese court sentenced a music teacher on Friday to 11 years in jail for “anti-state” Facebook posts, state media reported.

The official Nghe An newspaper said Nguyen Nang Tinh was found guilty of publishing photos, videos and comments on his personal Facebook page with messages to instigate demonstrations and oppose the government.

The newspaper, published in Nghe An province, where the trial occurred, said Tinh frequently held meetings with members of Viet Tan, an overseas-based political group that the government has branded “terrorist,” to discuss “reactionary” activities, although he was not an official member of the group.

It said Tinh, as a musical teacher, also taught his students anti-state songs. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam court convicts music teacher of anti-state actions”

Australian retiree convicted of terrorism and jailed for 12 years in Vietnam

Sydney man Chau Van Kham, 70, found guilty over his membership of the Viet Tan political party

Chau Van Kham, left, is escorted to court in Ho Chi Minh City
 Sydney retiree Chau Van Kham, left, has been convicted of terrorism and jailed for 12 years by a Vietnamese court. Photograph: Vietnam News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

Sydney retiree has been convicted of terrorism and jailed for 12 years by a Vietnamese court, in a judgment human rights advocates have described as “essentially a death sentence”. Tiếp tục đọc “Australian retiree convicted of terrorism and jailed for 12 years in Vietnam”