Vietnam Activist Sentenced to 13 Years on Subversion Charges

A court in northern Vietnam sentenced a dissident to 13 years in prison on Tuesday after finding him guilty of attempting to overthrow the government. He was the seventh activist to be jailed in the past week as Communist authorities step up a crackdown on dissent.

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Mercedes in China Apologizes for Quoting Dalai Lama Abroad

Mercedes-Benz issued an apology in China on Tuesday for quoting the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who is reviled by Beijing, on social media abroad in a reflection of foreign companies’ heightened sensitivity to the Communist government’s possible reaction to their global activities.

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9th Circuit Debates Reviving Hmong Exiles’ Suit Against US

A lawsuit claiming the United States maliciously prosecuted former Hmong rebels suspected of plotting to overthrow the communist government of Laos may have been unfairly dismissed, a Ninth Circuit panel suggested Tuesday.

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