A Facebook user in Vietnam, Dinh Nhat Uy, has been convicted of posting messages calling for the release of his activist brother. This is the first time that Facebook has been officially named in an indictment.
Vietnam is the most prominent Asian government to take an institutional stance against dissent via cyber-surveillance, outside of China.
“As for the verdict, I think it is absurd and I have decided to appeal,” the 30-year-old told Radio Free Asia after the verdict.
Vietnam has more than 10 million Facebook users.