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Chinese Rights Activist Goes on Trial

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Chinese human rights activist has gone on trial in Beijing, nearly four months after her arrest in a widespread crackdown on dissent. Wang Lihong — a veteran of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations — was taken into custody in April and charged with creating a disturbance. Rights groups say the case stems from her […]

Top EU Official Criticizes Sentencing of French-Vietnamese Dissident

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union’s foreign affairs chief is demanding that Vietnam release a French-Vietnamese academic and blogger who was sentenced this week on subversion charges. Catherine Ashton issued a statement Thursday saying she is “seriously concerned” about the three-year prison term handed Wednesday to Pham Minh Hoang. The 56-year-old math professor was convicted of “carrying out […]

French-Vietnamese Dissident is Jailed for 3 Years for Subversion

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese court Wednesday sentenced a French-Vietnamese math professor and blogger to three years in prison on charges of subversion. Pham Minh Hoang was convicted of “carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” at the conclusion of a half-day trial. Authorities say he posted 33 anti-government articles on the Internet, and had ties […]

French-Vietnamese Dissident is Jailed for 3 Years for Subversion

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese court Wednesday sentenced a French-Vietnamese activist to three years in prison on charges of subversion. Pham Minh Hoang was convicted after a half-day trial of “carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration.” Authorities say he posted several anti-government articles on the Internet, and had ties to Viet Tan, a U.S.-based pro-democracy […]

Chinese Dissident Ran Yunfei is Freed After 6 Months’ Detention

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Associates of Chinese writer Ran Yunfei say the prominent dissident has been released and is back at his home in southwestern China after six months in detention. Lawyers and friends say Ran remains confined to his home in the city of Chengdu and still faces subversion charges which were leveled in March. His wife told […]

French-Vietnamese Dissident is Jailed for 3 Years for Subversion

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese court Wednesday sentenced a French-Vietnamese activist to three years in prison on charges of subversion. Pham Minh Hoang was convicted after a half-day trial of “carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration.” Authorities say he posted several anti-government articles on the Internet, and had ties to Viet Tan, a pro-democracy group […]

Vietnamese Dissident on Trial for Subversion

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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A French-Vietnamese activist is on trial in Vietnam on charges of subversion. Pham Minh Hoang is accused of “carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration.” Authorities say he posted several anti-government articles on the Internet, as well as having ties to Viet Tan, a pro-democracy group that is banned in Vietnam. Hoang’s wife […]

Vietnam Upholds 7-Year Jail Term for Prominent Dissident

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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An appeals court in Vietnam has upheld the 7-year prison sentence for the dissident son of one of Vietnam’s founding revolutionaries. Defendant Cu Huy Ha Vu, a human rights lawyer educated in France, was found guilty earlier this year of spreading propaganda against the state. The finding came despite Vu’s arguments that his calls for […]

Vietnam Upholds 7-Year Jail Term for Prominent Dissident

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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An appeals court in Vietnam has upheld the 7-year prison sentence for the dissident son of one of Vietnam’s founding revolutionaries. Defendant Cu Huy Ha Vu, a human rights lawyer educated in France, had argued that his calls for political pluralism were not intended to undermine Vietnam’s communist government. He said he only demanded a […]

UN Panel: China’s Dentention of Liu Xiaobo Violates International Law

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.N. human rights panel says China is violating international law by detaining dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and his wife. In an opinion published Monday, the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention says Beijing has not provided a sufficient justification for what it calls “interference with Liu Xiaobo’s political free speech.” […]

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