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News » Human rights » Vietnam Vietnam jails Catholic social activist for 9 years Teresa Tran Thi Xuan receives harsh sentence after being accused of subverting the communist state Vietnam jails Catholic social activist for 9 years
Vietnamese activist Teresa Tran Thi Xuan stands during her trial in Ha Tinh province on April 12, where she was sentenced to nine years on charges of subversion, according to the state-run Vietnamnet news site. Three Vietnamese activists were jailed at separate trials on April 12 in the one-party state where a conservative leadership is accused of mounting an aggressive campaign against critics in recent months. (Photo by Vietnam News Agency/AFP
ucanews.com reporter, Ha Tinh
April 13, 2018
A court in central Vietnam has jailed a Catholic activist after convicting her of subverting the communist state.
The People’s Court in Ha Tinh Province sentenced Teresa Tran Thi Xuan to nine years in prison on April 12 for “attempting to overthrow the people’s government,” the state-run Ha Tinh newspaper reported on April 13.
Xuan, 42, also faces another five years under house arrest after finishing what observers called a very harsh sentence.