HANOI, Vietnam – A lawyer says a prominent Vietnamese blogger will be put on trial this week for alleged anti-state postings.
Ha Huy Son says Nguyen Huu Vinh and his assistant, Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, who were accused of abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the state, will stand trial Wednesday in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital. The offense carries up to seven years in prison.
State media have cited the indictment as saying two dozen articles on two blog sites had untruthful and groundless content, distorting the lines and policies of the party and laws of the state, and affecting the people's trust in the Communist Party and government.
The two denied the charges, saying they "have no relations" with the postings, according to Son.