Le Van Dung, an activist and independent journalist who publishes to Facebook and YouTube, was sentenced to five years in prison and five years’ probation for “propaganda against the state.” Dung, a 51-year-old journalist also known as Le Dung Vova, was arrested for his reporting in June 2021. He posted videos and articles to social media about corruption and land confiscations, and commented on political and social issues. An indictment cited by state media alleged that Dung “made and posted to the internet 12 video clips” between March 2017 and September 2018 that included propaganda against the state, defamed the government, spread false news, caused confusion, and were insulted the “honor and prestige of the Party and State leaders.”
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Detention - imprisonment