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Vietnamese court upholds 9-year prison sentence for journalist

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The Hanoi Supreme Court upheld the sentence that was handed down to the 44-year-old in December, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported. During the court hearing on Thursday, the judge said Trang’s activities “brought danger to the society,” “violated the stability” of the government and that her sentence was justified, the newspaper said.

A Vietnamese court has rejected an appeal by prominent journalist and democracy activist Pham Doan Trang, who had been sentenced to nine years in prison on charges of “propaganda against the state,” state media said.

Trang, who denied the charges, is known for her outspokenness on topics including gender equality, human rights and democracy.

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