Vietnam: Blogger Sentenced to Prison for Reporting on Chemical Spill

HeadlineNov 28, 2017
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In Vietnam, a 22-year-old blogger has been sentenced to seven years in prison for reporting on a chemical spill that contaminated a 120-mile stretch of central Vietnam’s coastline last year. Nguyen Van Hoa was convicted of spreading anti-state propaganda by reporting on the protests after the spill, which was one of the worst environmental disasters in Vietnam’s recent history.

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