Harsh sentence for student activists

Nguyen Kha and Phuong Uyen, two student activists who were sentenced today, May 16, 2013, to 8 and 6 years of imprisonment for distributing leaflets calling for demonstrations against China.

Nguyen Kha and Phuong Uyen, two student activists who were sentenced today, May 16, 2013, to 8 and 6 years of imprisonment for distributing leaflets calling for demonstrations against China.

Two students, Nguyen Kha and Phuong  Uyen were sentenced today to 8 and 6 years of imprisonment for “handing out leaflets urging protests against China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea” after a 1 day trial in Long An, Vietnam. Again, they were charged and sentenced under article 88 of the Vietnamese Criminal Code.

See: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/vietnam-sentences-2-students-to-6-and-8-years-in-prison-for-distributing-anti-china-leaflets/2013/05/16/c9f136d8-be10-11e2-b537-ab47f0325f7c_story.html

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