Le Anh Hung was sentenced to five years in prison on August 30 after spending more than four years in a mental hospital and on remand. The blogger was tried on the charge of "abusing democratic freedoms to infringe upon the interests of the State, organizations and individuals,” under Article 331 of the Criminal Code. Hung was arrested on July 5, 2018 after sending hundreds of petitions to a variety of central agencies accusing then-Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai of smuggling and spying for China. In April 2019, the investigating agency sent Hung to the Central Institute of Forensic Psychiatry forcing him to be treated for an alleged mental illness. During that time his family say he was drugged and abused. In May this year, after more than three years of forced psychiatric treatment, the police agency brought Hung back to Detention Center No. 1 under the authority of the Hanoi Police Department to await his trial
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Detention - imprisonment