Vietnam jails another Facebook user over 'anti-state' posts
A court in Vietnam sentenced a Facebook user to six years in prison on Thursday for a series of posts he made on the social media platform which the Vietnamese government said were "anti-state."
Nguyen Ngoc Anh, 38, was accused of "producing, disseminating or spreading information and documents aimed at undermining" the country, at the People's Court of Ben Tre province in the Mekong Delta, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
Anh, a shrimp farming engineer, was arrested last September after he was found writing and sharing anti-state posts and videos on his Facebook account between March and August last year, according to a police statement.
The statement said Anh also incited people to join protests in June and during Vietnam's National Day in September last year.
In January, Vietnam accused Facebook of violating local law by allowing users to post anti-government comments.
The U.S. social media giant said in a report released last month that it increased the amount of content it restricted access to in Vietnam by over 500 percent in the last half of 2018.
Anh will be placed under house arrest for five years after serving his jail term, Vietnam News Agency reported.
(With input from Reuters)