Vietnam arrests four for anti-state Facebook posts

Police in Hanoi and a central province have detained four Facebookers for posts allegedly infringing state interests and fighting against the communist government.

State-run Quang Ngai newspaper reported on June 30 that police in Quang Ngai province arrested Bach Van Hien, 34, Phung Thanh Tuyen, 38, and Le Trung Thu, 41, all of Quang Ngai city. Police also conducted exhaustive searches of their houses but did not announce what they collected.

The newspaper said the three men are accused of “abusing freedom and democracy rights to infringe upon the interests of the state, the legitimate rights and interests of organizations and individuals” according to Article 331 of the Penal Code.

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UCA News reporter, Hanoi