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Vietnam jails dissident Le Quoc Quan for tax evasion

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Vietnam imprisoned a leading critic of the communist regime for tax evasion Wednesday -- a move described by the United States as "disturbing" -- as hundreds of supporters protested in the capital. 

A Buddhist nun holds a picture of Vietnamese activist Le Quoc Quan as hundreds of protesters attempt to approach the People's Court in Hanoi, on October 2, 2013

Scores of police formed a ring around the Hanoi court where lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan was jailed for two and a half years on charges denounced by rights campaigners as politically motivated.

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