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Haiphong: six activists on trial for hanging pro-democracy posters

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Activists face trial in Vietnam for hanging posters advocating democracy and declaring that Vietnam denies its citizens basic human rights.

10/8/09 Vietnam (AsiaNews) The trial began today in Vietnam of six dissidents accused of hanging pro-democracy posters, distributing flyers and spreading their opinions on the Internet. They are part of a group of nine people indicted for anti-government propaganda, according to Article 88 of the Criminal Code.

According to the prosecution, last year the dissidents hung posters in Haiphong, the port town of Hai Duong province, declaring there was “no democracy, freedom or human rights, because of the communist regime.”

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