"Vietnam Jails Activist For 14 Years For Livestreaming Pollution March"

"Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of fishermen protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant".

"A court in central Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 14 years in jail for livestreaming fishermen marching to file a lawsuit against a Taiwan-owned steel plant’s spill of toxins into the ocean.

Hoang Duc Binh, 34, was convicted of abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the state, organisation and people, and opposing officers on duty, following a trial on Tuesday by the people’s court in Nghe An province, lawyer Ha Huy Son said.

Fellow activist Nguyen Nam Phong was given two years in jail for opposing officers on duty."

The Associated Press had the story February 6, 2018.

Source: AP, 02/07/2018