Bloggers in Trouble

Thailand: Blogger released on bail, faces charges
…The arrest of Norawase Yospiyasathien, 22, came after the University deputy rector, Nipon Limlamtong, filed a charge under the lese majeste law and the Computer Crimes Act in 2010. Norawase’s blog messages, posted while he was still in his fourth year in accounting, were first spotted by the university students…

Vietnam: French-Vietnamese blogger sentenced to three years in prison
…The verdict, passed today by a Hanoi court, was based on a charge of trying to overthrow the government. Hoang tried to “undermine national security,” Judge Vu Phi Long said during today’s trial…

China: Blogger Ran Yunfei released from prison, placed under “residential surveillance”
…Detained on 20 February during a wave of arrests aimed at preventing a “jasmine revolution,” Ran is charged with “inciting subversion of state authority”. His case has been referred to the police…

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