What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will email them to you.
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Items from April 9
Vietnam: The Hanoi People’s Court sentenced six people to 7-15 years in prison for trying to overthrow the government. From March 2013 to July 2017, the accused established the Brotherhood for Democracy, which spreads propaganda against the state. This is a relatively new group. Court documents refer to financial and institutional ties to foreign and illegal groups. We need a basic understanding of