Vietnam: The worst place in the world to be a blogger?
The latest blogger to be arrested is Pham Viet Dao, who was incarcerated for “anti-state activity,” according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Dao writes about “politically sensitive issues such as the territorial dispute with China.”
If Dao is found guilty of violating Article 258 of Vietnam’s penal code, he will face a sentence of up to seven years.
The courts have handed out sentences in excess of a decade for various “crimes” involving dissident speech and even simply mentioning sensitive issues.