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Vietnam jails activist for 12 years in crackdown on dissent

AP  |  Hanoi 

A court in has sentenced an activist to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of associating with an outlawed dissident group.

The state-run newspaper says the in province convicted Nguyen in a half-day trial Wednesday of attempting to overthrow the government.

It said Truc was the of the central region branch of the outlawed He was arrested in August last year.

The wants to change the leadership of the ruling and build a multiparty system.

Last month, a court in sentenced 12 activists including two Americans of Vietnamese descent up to 14 years on similar charges.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 19:40 IST