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Viet Nam: Four film-workers imprisoned for role in "reactionary film"

, Index number: ASA 41/001/1993

At least four people in the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam received prison sentences in November 1992, allegedly for associating with a foreign film company to produce a film in violation of government policies and regulations and for spreading information against socialism. Pham Cong Canh, Pham Kim Thanh, Nguyen Quoc Minh and Huyn Xay were involved in providing administrative services to the Chun Sing Film company from Hong Kong. The men are also accused of being negligent in accepting only $40 000 in payment to the government instead of the apparently agreed $80 000 and of using the money in a dishonest manner. AI is concerned that these people may imprisoned in contravention of their right to freedom of expression as expressed in Article 19 of the ICCPR.

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