A man in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has been sentenced to two years in prison for insulting state and government leaders on Facebook. Nguyen Hong Nguyen, 38, from Can Tho City was accused of abuse of democratic freedom to infringe on the legitimate interests of the state, individuals and organisations by Cai Rang District People’s Court in September this year. The court proposed a two-year imprisonment for Nguyen. Nguyen Hong Nguyen sentenced to two years in prison After that, Nguyen filed an appeal citing his family’s contributions to the country’s revolutions in the past and his regret. However, the court turned down Nguyen’s appeal to the two-year sentence. Since 2017, Nguyen used Facebook to make friends and follow many pages with anti-government information. He then posted statues as well as shared photos and information to defame state and government leaders, including Late President Ho Chi Minh, and distorted the communist party’s guidelines.