“A court in Vietnam’s Phu Yen province has jailed 22 people for between 10 years and life on subversion charges.
Prosecutors said the group had set up an eco-tourism company as a front for activities aimed at overthrowing the government.
The week-long trial was the largest of its kind in several years, as the government cracks down on dissent despite international criticism.
Last month, a court convicted 14 activists on similar charges.
In that case, 13 people – mostly Catholics, including bloggers and students – accused of having links to the banned Viet Tan group were jailed for between three and 13 years, while one received a suspended sentence.
State-appointed defence lawyer Nguyen Huong Que said the 22 men convicted in Phu Yen had “admitted their crime of aiming to overthrow the people’s administration”.