July 26, 1968 : South Vietnamese opposition leader tried and sentenced

Introduction

Truong Dinh Dzu, a candidate who ran on a peace platform in the September 1967 presidential elections in South Vietnam, is sentenced to five years of hard labor for urging the formation of a coalition government as a step toward ending the war. This was the first time that a major political figure was tried and convicted under a 1965 decree that ordered the prosecution of persons “who interfere with the government’s struggle against communism.”

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July 26, 1968 : South Vietnamese opposition leader tried and sentenced

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    July 26, 1968 : South Vietnamese opposition leader tried and sentenced

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-opposition-leader-tried-and-sentenced

  • Access Date

    November 22, 2017

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    A+E Networks