The Supreme Court of Appeal has confirmed the sentence for three dissidents in Bac Giang

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VNHRC: This morning, the Supreme Court of Appeal brought three dissidents: Nguyen Kim Nhan, Do Van Hoa, Dinh Van Nhuong to court for trial. The trial opened at 8.30 am and finished at 2.00pm. Attorney Ha Huy Son told VNHRC that all of three dissidents did not admit what they had done were criminal. So the Supreme Court of Appeal has confirmed the sentence that was decided by the Court of Bac Giang province on July 16, 2012. Mr Nhan was sentenced 5 years and half imprisonment and 3 years under probation; Mr Hoa and Mr Nhuong were sentenced 4 years imprisonment and 3 years under probation. They were charged of conducting anti-state propaganda under article 88 of Penal Code.

Mrs Loc, the wife of Mr Nhan told VNHRC that the court and the authority of Bac Giang province did not allow any relative of three dissidents to attend the trial.