Vietnam jails 2 hill tribe villagers for plotting anti-government protests
HANOI — An official says two hill tribe villagers in central Vietnam have been sentenced up to six years in prison for planning anti-government protests.
People's Court chief Le Van Phuoc in Phu Yen province says the men were convicted of "undermining national unity" and given jail terms of four and six years at the one-day trial Monday.
The men were accused of plotting anti-government protests late last year. Phuoc said Tuesday that the protests were thwarted by the government.
Dozens of people from the ethnic minority groups in the Central Highlands have been jailed on the same charges in recent years.
The Associated Press - November 16, 2010