Three Vietnamese bloggers charged with spreading “propaganda”

Three established Vietnamese bloggers have been charged with spreading spreading anti-government propaganda. According to APNguyen Van Hai, Phan Thanh Hai and Ta Phon Tan are accused of belong to the banned “Free Journalists Club” of Vietnam and contributing 421 articles which “distorted and opposed the State.” The three men have been detained awaiting trial, if convicted they face up to 20 years in prison.  Vietnam has a poor record on press freedom, the Communist Party maintains a tight control of the media