Viet Nam impose financial penalty on government critics across networks

Nov

28

2013

Viet Nam impose financial penalty on government critics across networks
All of the published information and rumors against the State 100 million Vietnamese Dong.

Local government in Viet Nam fined 4740 US dollars on each of the critical of authorities on social networks, in a move seen by observers as a violation of freedom of expression on the Internet.

And it was announced this week, said the new law, some types of comments are against the policies of the Government a criminal offence, may cause the owner throw in prison, that the owners of the comments does not consider the law a criminal fine.

According to the law, too, the owners comments published information and rumors against the State or the “reactionary thinking” fine, 100 million Vietnamese Dong (4740).

According to the website “technology in Asia” (Tech in Asia), the Vietnamese Government is developing new regulations to run e-commerce sites in the country, where fine each company does not have a license for 200 to 1000 dollars, in case the engine located posting false information, to pay $ 1000 to 1, $ 4,000.

It should be noted that while the narrowing in Viet Nam on Internet freedom, seeking its neighbor China to grant more access to the Internet, where the Chinese Government has decided to end last September ending a long-term ban imposed on some websites, including social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, but this decision will not only includes a free trade area in the city of Shanghai.
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