Vietnamese bloggers jailed for criticising the state

Three bloggers have been given jail sentences ranging from four to 12 years for writing about human rights abuses, corruption and foreign policy.

The cases are high-profile examples of the government's attempts to stifle challenges to its authority on the internet.

The defendants, two men and one woman, are founding members of the Free Journalists' Club, a group of citizen journalists who posted their work on the internet.

They were found guilty of spreading "propaganda against the state".

AP

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