A retired teacher who posted writings on his Facebook page criticizing Vietnam’s government was convicted on Wednesday of trying to overthrow the state and was handed a 14-year prison term in a sentence his lawyer called “unjustified and much too harsh.”
A court in Yangon has sentenced a former newspaper columnist for state media to seven years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine for violating a sedition law by criticizing Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on social media, in the latest challenge to freedom of expression in the Southeast Asian country.
The former RFA reporters were held without charge for 48 hours after their arrest, they told the court, which broke the law.
The ruling Chinese Communist Party is clamping down on any public discussion of an outbreak of African swine fever among its pig population, shutting down social media accounts and detaining users who warn others not to eat pork.
Three Vietnamese citizens active on Facebook have disappeared in police custody during the last week, with local authorities dodging questions from family members about those believed to have been detained, Vietnamese sources said.
Federal Labor has joined calls for Australian filmmaker and convicted spy James Ricketson to be granted clemency by Cambodia.
Jailed Australian film-maker’s son says six years in prison ‘will kill’ his father and pleads for the king to show mercy.
The jailing by Cambodia of James Ricketson, an Australian documentary film producer, for “espionage” was predictable. Shamefully, Australia did little to save him, a fact that hardly points to that country as a leader in the Pacific region.
Peter Greste, the Australian journalist who was jailed in Egypt for more than a year while working for Al Jazeera, says the Government "clearly needs to do more" in assisting filmmaker James Ricketson who has been convicted of spying in Cambodia.
A Myanmar judge on Monday jailed two Reuters journalists for seven years after finding them guilty of breaching a law on state secrets drawing widespread criticism for the Southeast Asian country already under a cloud for a brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson's conviction and jailing on bogus espionage charges is as shameful to Canberra as it is to Phnom Penh.
Australia needs to step up its efforts to help jailed filmmaker James Ricketson from rotting in Cambodian jail for six years.
A closer look at the outcome of a much-anticipated verdict.
Son of James Ricketson says he's "devastated" after a Cambodia court hands 6 years in jail to the Australian filmmaker for spying bloom.
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has been sentenced to six years in jail by a Cambodian court for espionage despite the prosecution's failure to even identify the country for which he was allegedly spying.
The trial of an Australian filmmaker accused of endangering Cambodia’s national security concluded Wednesday with the prosecution insisting that he had engaged in journalism in order to carry out spying.
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson told a Cambodian court how he was dragged from the busy Phnom Penh riverside, hurled into a police vehicle and detained for six days before being told that he had been charged with espionage in June last year.
The legal defence team of Australian filmmaker and accused spy James Ricketson have hit hurdles in Cambodia, with key witnesses unavailable and the accused claiming his prison cell had been raided and his case file confiscated.
A court in Cambodia on Friday viewed some of the work produced by an Australian filmmaker charged with endangering national security by flying a drone over an opposition party rally last year.
In a week that saw two journalists accused of espionage released on bail and four jailed land rights activists pardoned completely in Cambodia, filmmaker James Ricketson remains imprisoned after what had been expected to be the final day of his trial.