A decision to send Bui Thi Minh Hang to the Thanh Ha Education Centre in northern Vinh Phuc province for 24 months is in line with Vietnamese law.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi made the statement on Jan. 6 while answering reporters’ question on Vietnam ’s response to criticisms against this decision.

In Vietnam, no one is arrested for expressing opinions, Nghi said, adding that Hanoi authorities reported that Hang had caused public disorder many times./.