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Vietnamese Citizen Handed Two-Year Prison Term For Facebook Writings

A Vietnamese citizen active on Facebook was sentenced on Monday by a court in Can Tho province to a two year and three month prison term for “abusing democratic freedoms to infringe upon the interests of the State,” state media reported on Sept. 24.

Family of James Ricketson ‘hesitant’ about film-maker returning to Cambodia

Australian ‘grateful to have his freedom’ after 15 months in prison as family urge 69-year-old to ‘chill out’ and take ‘time to reflect’.

Aussie filmmaker back home after 15 months in Cambodia jail on accusations of spying

James Ricketson is back in Sydney after 15 months in a Phnom Penh prison on accusations of spying. But he has promised he will return to Cambodia.

‘I don’t love Cambodia any less’: Ricketson home after ‘spy’ ordeal

James Ricketson is back in Sydney after 15 months in a Phnom Penh prison on accusations of spying. But he has promised he will return to Cambodia.

Filmmaker James Ricketson could return to Cambodia after royal pardon, his lawyer says

Filmmaker James Ricketson could return to Cambodia after royal pardon, his lawyer says Australian filmmaker James Ricketson is expected to return to Sydney today after being pardoned on an espionage conviction, but his lawyer says "he will be back in Cambodia".

Cambodia pardons Australian film-maker James Ricketson

Documentary maker was jailed for espionage this year after flying drone over electoral rally.

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson granted royal pardon

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who last month was convicted by a Phnom Penh court of espionage, has been granted a royal pardon.

Retired Vietnamese Teacher Handed 14-Year Prison Term in Subversion Trial

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.”

Former Columnist Jailed For Social Media Criticism of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi

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.

Former RFA Journalists Appeal for Spying Case to Be Dropped

The former RFA reporters were held without charge for 48 hours after their arrest, they told the court, which broke the law.

China Clamps Down on Public Discussion of African Swine Flu Outbreaks

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 Facebook Users Missing, Feared Detained

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.

Labor wants clemency for James Ricketson

Federal Labor has joined calls for Australian filmmaker and convicted spy James Ricketson to be granted clemency by Cambodia.

James Ricketson to seek Cambodian king’s pardon after spying conviction

Jailed Australian film-maker’s son says six years in prison ‘will kill’ his father and pleads for the king to show mercy.

Cambodia’s democracy and James Ricketson’s fate a fait accompli

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.

James Ricketson: Peter Greste says Government should do more for filmmaker jailed in Cambodia

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.

Myanmar Draws Condemnation After 7-Year Jail Sentence for Reuters Reporters

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.

A show trial of justice in Cambodia

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson's conviction and jailing on bogus espionage charges is as shameful to Canberra as it is to Phnom Penh.

Julie Bishop dropped the ball on James Ricketson, now Marise Payne must step up

Australia needs to step up its efforts to help jailed filmmaker James Ricketson from rotting in Cambodian jail for six years.

What the Ricketson Case Says About Justice in Cambodia

A closer look at the outcome of a much-anticipated verdict.

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