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Vietnam jails activists for up to three years: Lawyer

Published on Aug 26, 2014 8:52 PM

HANOI (AFP) - A Vietnamese court has jailed three activists for up to three years, a lawyer said on Tuesday, after a one-day trial marked by strict security including the detention of scores of supporters.

Bui Thi Minh Hang, a high-profile anti-China activist and the most prominent of the three, was given a three-year jail term by the court in the southern Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap.

She was found guilty of "causing public disorder", her lawyer Tran Thu Nam told AFP.

Hang, 50, was arrested alongside the two other activists in February when they were on their way to visit a former political prisoner who lives in Dong Thap province.

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