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US Calls For Release of Jailed Vietnam Environmentalist

Nguy Thi Khanh in 2020.
Nguy Thi Khanh in 2020.Photographer: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

The US is “deeply concerned’ about the sentencing of Vietnam environmental advocate Nguy Thi Khanh to two years in prison and calls for her release, State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement on its website. 

Khanh was sentenced on tax evasion charges, Agence France-Presse reported Saturday, citing information from her non-profit organization. She was sentenced in Hanoi on Friday, AFP said, citing a court official. Khanh was arrested in February, Tuoi Tre newspaper has reported.