21 Apr '11, 11am

#Vietnam dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu appeals sentence #CuHuyHaVu

#Vietnam dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu appeals sentence #CuHuyHaVu

Dissident lawyer Cu Huy Ha Vu is escorted by police out of a courtroom after being convicted of spreading propaganda against the state and sentenced to seven years in prison and three years of house arrest at the one-day trial in Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday, April 4, 2011. Cu Huy Ha Vu, son of a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader, was sentenced Monday for calling for an end to Vietnam's government and its one-party system. -- PHOTO: AP HANOI - A PROMINENT Vietnamese dissident has launched an appeal against a lengthy jail term handed to him this month, his wife said on Thursday, after a politically charged trial that drew global criticism. Cu Huy Ha Vu, 53, was sentenced on April 4 to seven years in prison followed by three years' house arrest for anti-state propaganda activities, including advocating an end to one-party communist rule. 'He wrote to the authorities to s...

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