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Vietnamese Catholic activists face prison terms for human-right leafletting

Catholic World News - March 09, 2012

Two Catholic activists in Vietnam have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for distributing pamphlets written by the jailed human-rights activist, Father Nguyen Van Ly.

Thuy Vo Thi Thu was sentenced to 5 years in prison, and Nguyen Van Thanh to 3 years. They had been handing out literature advocating a democratic government system. Father Van Ly, who has been imprisoned several different times, is still in prison after his latest arrest last July.

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