Singapore Straits Times headline caught my interest. The news report as follows:
‘Vietnam jails 3 bloggers for ‘anti-state propaganda’
HO CHI MINH CITY (AFP) – A court in southern Vietnam on Monday jailed three bloggers for “anti-state propaganda”, including one whose case has been raised by United States (US) President Barack Obama.
High-profile blogger Nguyen Van Hai, alias Dieu Cay, was sentenced to 12 years in prison and policewoman-turned-dissident Ta Phong Tan was given 10 years after a trial lasting just a few hours.
“Their crimes were especially serious with clear intention against the state,” Court President Nguyen Phi Long said, adding that “they must be seriously punished”.
Phan Thanh Hai, the only one of the trio to plead guilty, was handed a four-year term. All of the defendants will also have to serve between three and five years under house arrest after they complete their prison sentences.
My mother-of-all-question… is it possible that these 3 individual be a political figure/celeb once they got out from jail?
Who knows… because here in Malaysia, somehow, if you are not with the government, getting jail time is one of the way to be famous and might be a political celeb/figure.
Question on the street: How much time spent is needed to be famous political figure/celeb?