Harsh prison sentences for 3 Vietnamese bloggers

Days after CPJ issued a special report on Vietnam’s confined media, authorities sentenced three bloggers, Nguyen Van Hai, Ta Phong Tan, and Phan Thanh Hai, to harsh prison terms on anti-state charges.
In a statement to the International Herald Tribune, CPJ Senior Southeast Asia representative, Shawn Crispin underscores the extreme risks that journalists in Vietnam face for expressing independent views.  

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