Posted: 05 Feb 2010"A Haiphong court Friday sentenced a democracy activist to four years in prison, the fifth such conviction in two weeks. Pham Thanh Nghien, 33, was convicted under Article 88 of the Criminal Code for 'spreading propaganda against the state' by the court in Vietnam's third-largest city. ... Nghien was also charged with giving interviews to foreign media, including Radio Free Asia and the BBC." DPA, 29 January 2010.
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