Vietnam jails three bloggers for 'anti-state propaganda'
Ho Chi Minh City, September 24, 2012
First Published: 13:16 IST(24/9/2012)
Last Updated: 13:18 IST(24/9/2012)
A court in southern Vietnam on Monday jailed three bloggers, including one whose case has been raised by US President Barack Obama, for "anti-state propaganda".
High-profile blogger Nguyen Van Hai, alias Dieu Cay, was sentenced to 12 years in prison, policewoman-turned-dissident Ta Phong
Tan was given 10 years and Phan Thanh Hai was handed a four-year term after a trial lasting just a few hours.