Vietnam jails 2 dissidents for disseminating propaganda against government

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – A court in southern Vietnam sentenced two dissidents to six years in prison each for passing out leaflets calling for the communist government to be overthrown, the judge said Tuesday.

Truong Quoc Huy, 28, and Hang Tan Phat, 24, were convicted of disseminating propaganda against the government at the one-day trial Tuesday, said presiding Judge Vu Phi Long.

The two men pleaded guilty of spreading more than 3,000 pamphlets in the southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City and two other southern provinces in 2005, calling for an end to the ruling Communist Party and overthrowing the government, he said.

The two were also ordered to serve three years of administrative probation, he said.
The ruling Communist Party does not tolerate any form of dissent


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