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Vietnamese journalists went to jail for publishing on corruption

October 15 2008

Two Vietnamese journalists will appear today before a court in Hanoi for publishing false information.

Reporters Nguyen Van Hai and Nguyen Viet Chen, who worked in two leading daily newspapers, has reported the scandal, which has been implicated Department of the Ministry of Transport of Viet Nam. As a result of this scandal from his post was forced to leave the Minister of Transport of Vietnam, several officials were jailed on corruption charges.

The journalists were arrested May 12, now face up to seven years imprisonment. Just today stand trial two policemen, who allegedly gave false information to journalists, reports Associated Press.

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