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Two Former Public Security Officers have Jail Sentences reduced

Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Two former officers of the public security sector involved in the case of acquiring public properties and land in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City had their jail sentences reduced at an appeal trial in Hanoi on June 13.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

HCM City Court upholds Jail Sentence for Phan Van Anh Vu

HCM City, Jun 7 (VNA) - The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court upheld a 17-year jail sentence for Phan Van Anh Vu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bac Nam 79 Construction Company, on the charge of “abusing position and power while performing duties” during an appeal court on June 7.
Date: 07 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Man receives Six-Year Jail Term for Anti-State Activity

Ben Tre, Jun 6 (VNA) - The People’s Court of Ben Tre province handed down a prison sentence of six years to Nguyen Ngoc Anh for “making, storing, releasing, and circulating information and documents against the State” in line with Article 117 of the Penal Code at the first-instance trial on June 6.
Date: 06 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Binh Thuan: Two jailed for Destruction of Assets

Binh Thuan, May 21 (VNA) – The People’s Court of the central province of Binh Thuan on May 21 handed down sentences ranging from 11-17 years to two defendants involved in disturbances of social order in Phan Ri Thanh commune, Bac Binh district.
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Sentences upheld for 13 Rioters in Binh Thuan

Binh Thuan, Mar 25 (VNA) - The People’s Court of the central province of Binh Thuan upheld the first instance trial sentences of between two and three years imposed on 13 defendants charged with disturbance of public order at the provincial People’s Committee headquarters in June 2018.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Court announces Punishments for Ex-Leaders of Vietsovpetro

Hanoi, Mar 22 (VNA) - Two former leaders of the Vietnam-Russia oil and gas joint venture Vietsovpetro have been given prison sentences for “abusing position and power to appropriate assets”.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Sentences upheld for Five Members of Anti-State Organization

HCM City, Mar 18 (VNA) - The High-Level People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City on March 18 upheld imprisonment penalties given to five defendants for “attempting to overthrow the people’s administration”.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Jail Sentences announced in Hoa Binh Deadly Medical Incident

Hoa Binh, Jan 30 (VNA) - The People’s Court of Hoa Binh province on January 30 announced sentences to seven defendants implicated in a serious medical incident that killed nine patients at the provincial General Hospital on May 29, 2017.
Date: 30 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Appeals Court reduces Penalty on man Charged with Anti-State Activities

Hoa Binh, Jan 17 (VNA) - The Hanoi High-level People’s Court has reduced the sentence given by the Hoa Binh People’s Court to Dao Quang Thuc for conducting “activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” under Clause 1, Article 79 of the 1999 Penal Code.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Death Penalty handed to Two Heroin Transporters

Hanoi, Jan 10 (VNA) - The Hanoi People’s Court pronounced the death penalty for two defendants charged with the illegal transportation of drugs at the first instance trial on January 10.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Twelve Defendants sentenced in biggest Fuel Smuggling Case in Vietnam

Binh Thuan, Dec 22 (VNA) - The People’s Court of the south central province of Binh Thuan on December 21 handed out prison sentences to 12 defendants, including two customs officials, involved in a multi-trillion VND fuel smuggling case, the biggest unveiled so far in Vietnam.
Date: 22 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Court reduces Penalty on Former Central Bank Deputy Governor

HCM City, Dec 10 (VNA) - The high-level court in Ho Chi Minh City on December 10 reduced sentences for former Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Dang Thanh Binh and two other defendants involved in the losses of over 15 trillion VND (nearly 645.8 million USD) at the Vietnam Construction Bank (VNCB).
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Party disciplines Two Former Government Officials

HÀ NỘI, Dec 5 - Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has disciplined two former Government officials for their involvement in violations in the purchase of 95 per cent of shares at the AVG Audiovisual JSC by the MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Nine Drug Traffickers sentenced to Death

HÀ NAM, Nov 30 - The People’s Court in the northern province of Hà Nam on Friday handed down nine death penalties, three life sentences and up to 21 years in prison to members of a drug trafficking ring.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Woman jailed for insulting National flag

Dak Lak, Nov 30 (VNA) - The People’s Court of Buon Ho town in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on November 30 sentenced Huynh Thuc Vy, 33, to 2 years and 9 months in prison for insulting the national flag following Article 276 of the 1999 Penal Code (revised in 2009).
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Three Men receive Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

QUẢNG NAM, Nov 28 - Quảng Nam People’s Court has sentenced three people to long prison terms on charges of drug trafficking.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Two imprisoned 29, 27 years for fraud

VIENTIANE, Nov 26 (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Vientiane People’s Court last Wednesday sentenced President of PS Lao Enterprise Souknaly Thepsimeuang to 29 years in prison on six charges including fraud - the biggest case of its kind in public memory.
Date: 26 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Borneo Bulletin Online

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