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In Vietnam: Being a Blogger Could Land You In Jail, Cost You Your Life

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 2 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Bloggers in Vietnam are increasingly finding themselves thrown in jail. Despite freedom of speech being enshrined in the nations Constitution, many who speak out against the government are thrown in jail — thanks to a new law that forbids such talk.

In one desperate act, Dang Thi Kim Lieng lit herself on fire outside the Bac Lieu People’s Committee building in southern Vietnam. She died of her injuries. She was protesting the detention of her daughter who was arrested for blogging against the government. Three other bloggers are scheduled be tried under section 88 of the criminal code, which relates to propaganda against the nation. A maximum sentence could carry with it 20 years in jail."

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rawr (1)

TemplePilot (2035400) | more than 2 years ago | (#40986329)

The governments of veitnam are spoiled children. Its that simple. Greedy meanie stuck up megalomaniacal cowards, nods. Craptastic fools that run veitnam are dirty piggies corrupted to the bone. The whole world knows it. Piss on 'em I say. Piss on everything they stand for. Piss in their gardens, piss in their foods oppressive pinheaded governmental lack of sight committee's really swallow that sort of swill. Don't hate the veitnameese, just their pig headed overlords. Piss on 'em and piss 'em off.
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