Vietnam: Activist sentenced to six years in prison for environmental protest against Taiwanese steel company
Author: Ivana Kottasová & Angus Watson, CNN, Published on: 8 June 2019
"Vietnamese blogger sentenced to 6 years in jail for environmental protest", 7 June 2019
A Vietnamese environmental activist and blogger has been sentenced to six years in prison under the country's new law that cracks down on online dissent.
Nguyen Ngoc Anh, a 39-year...was sentenced to six years in prison...by the People's Court of Ben Tre province, followed by five years under house arrest....
The European Commission called the sentence a "direct breach" of international human rights agreements.
...According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), Nguyen took part in environmental protests against Formosa Plastics Group, a Taiwanese steel company that admitted to being responsible for an environmental disaster in 2016. The company allegedly dumped toxic waste into the sea, killing huge numbers of marine creatures.
Related companies: Formosa Plastics