A court in Vietnam sentences a Facebook user to six years in prison for anti-state posts on the social media. It is the latest case seen as a crackdown on government dissidents.
A court in Hanoi, Vietnam, sentences two Facebook users to lengthy jail sentences for "conducting propaganda against the state". One man was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years of house arrest while another man was given a six-year prison term and three years of house arrest.
Vietnamese authorities order two million people in Hải Dương province to stay at home for 15 days beginning tomorrow due to a growing COVID-19 outbreak in the province. Gatherings with more than two people are banned, and when leaving their homes, residents must stay 2 m from others.
A court in Vietnam sentences three freelance journalists to between 11 and 15 years in prison for anti-state propaganda, criticising the government and "infringing the interests of the Communist Party", among other convictions.
In what is seen as an increase in arrests of political activists, a court in Vietnam sentences a 29-year-old Facebook user to eight years in prison for making anti-government posts, including several criticizing communist leader Ho Chi Minh. The man was also sentenced to serve three years of house arrest after finishing his prison term.
A court in Vietnam sentences former information minister Nguyen Bac Son to life in prison after finding him guilty of accepting $3 million in kickbacks via an overpriced purchase of Audio Visual Global JSC for nearly 8.9 trillion dong ($383.7 million) in late 2015 by government-owned company MobiFone.