No Free Speech In Vietnam

I just read this article on Vietnam Express about the 3 men who were jailed for opposing the Vietnamese government.

A court in HCMC on Tuesday sentenced three men to 11-15 years in jail for acting against the Vietnamese government.

Pham Chi Dung, 55, was handed a 15-year jail term while accomplices Nguyen Tuong Thuy, 71, and Le Huu Minh Tuan, 32, were both sentenced to 11 years in prison.

They were charged with “making, storing, spreading information, materials, items for the purpose of opposing the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.” Under Vietnam’s Penal Code, anti-government propaganda can be punished by up to 20 years in jail.

The three will be put under house arrest for three years after completing their sentences.

This is a start.
But I think the Vietnamese government will catch up with China in say, 10 years?
That’s when activists will just disappear without a trace.