The Vietnamese community in Australia have rallied at Parliament House, demanding the Government take a stronger stance on the imprisonment of Australian citizen Van Kham Chau.
A retired baker from Sydney, the 70-year-old was convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison in a trial that took less than five hours in Ho Chi Minh City on November 11.
Chau has been jailed for more than 11 months since his arrest in mid-January, when he was accused of operating to overthrow the communist state, a charge that was later downgraded to “terrorism”.
Chau came to Australia by boat as a refugee in 1982 and is a member of Viet Tan, a group that is designated a terrorist organisation in Vietnam but which the UN has described as a group that advocates for human rights and democracy.

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