Appeal Court Affirms Prison Sentence for Vietnamese Blogger

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VNRN) - A lightning fast appellate hearing in Danang today affirmed the two-year sentence imposed on blogger Truong Duy Nhat (Trương Duy Nhất) for allegedly “abusing the rights of freedom” in writing his blog “Another Point of View” (Một Góc Nhìn Khác).

Nhat’s wife and daughter were present in court, and were able to talk to him. His daughter brought home toys Nhat had made in prison for her.

Several other friends, however, were not admitted to the hearing. They were told they had to have sought permission beforehand.

Some of his friends had expected that he would be sentenced to time served and professed no surprise in seeing the appellate verdict.

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