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The “Jesus Church” is concentrated in provinces including Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Son La, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, and Thanh Hoa
Since the beginning of the year, Vietnam has sentenced at least 21 bloggers and activists
Their comments came as groups across Vietnam complained of police harassment during a day of remembrance
Cao Dai followers, Protestants and Buddhists were among groups pressured to abandon memorial days
Vietnam is frequently listed as a country where people's religious freedom is still infringed
The church member was charged with "abusing democratic freedoms to infringe upon the interests of the State"
Police armed with guns and shock batons raided separate locations of the Duong Van Minh religious group
Le Tung Van from the Peng Lei House Buddhist Church was sentenced on July 21 on charges of "abusing democratic freedoms"
Vietnam's Interfaith Council said sentence was a serious violation of the issue of freedom of religion and belief