Vietnam dissident jailed for political leaflets

first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – A court in central Vietnam has sentenced a dissident to five years in prison for distributing anti-government leaflets.The Kien Thuc newspaper says 53-year-old Phan Ngoc Tuan was convicted of collaborating with “reactionary” groups and individuals in exile to spread propaganda against the Communist state. He was convicted at a half-day trial Wednesday in Ninh Thuan province.The court also ordered Tuan to serve three years of house arrest after serving his sentence. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 0 Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milkcenter_img Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Court officials declined to comment.Vietnam’s Communist government does not tolerate dissent. Challenges to its one-party rule can result in long prison sentences.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories How men can have a healthy 2019last_img read more