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Vietnam court rejects top dissident’s appeal

A Vietnamese court upheld a prominent dissident’s seven-year jail sentence on Tuesday after he accused the communist country’s prime minister of orchestrating his arrest in an act of revenge. The court rejected the appeal of Cu Huy Ha Vu, 53, after a day-long hearing. Vu, the son of a revolutionary…

Vietnam court hears top dissident’s appeal

A tightly-guarded Vietnamese court on Tuesday began hearing the appeal of a prominent dissident whose seven-year jail sentence sparked deep concern among Western nations. Cu Huy Ha Vu, 53, the son of a revolutionary leader, was convicted in April of spreading propaganda against the communist state. His first trial lasted…

Vietnam names new president

Vietnam on Monday named a long time rival of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung as its new president, a largely symbolic post in the communist nation. Truong Tan Sang, 62, was confirmed for the job by a vote of the one-party National Assembly, after he was formally nominated as the…

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