24 Mar 2016

Vietnamese blogger jailed for five years

7:47 am on 24 March 2016

A prominent Vietnamese blogger has been sent to prison for five years after being accused of misusing his democratic freedoms.

Nguyen Huu Vinh's blog was a mixture of news, commentary and inside information.

He was once a policeman and had connections to the ruling communist elite in Vietnam.

The blogger's assistant was also sent to jail for three years.