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Ta Phong Tan is a co-founder of the independent Free Journalists’ Club of Viet Nam which was set up in September 2007 to promote freedom of expression as an alternative to state-controlled media. She is a former policewoman with a blog named “Justice and Truth”. She was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in September 2012 for “conducting propaganda” against the state.

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