The People’s Court of central Nghe An province has handed down
sentences ranging from three years probation to 13 years in prison to 14
people for “carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s
government” pursuant to Clauses 1 and 2, Article 79 of the Penal Code.
According to the indictment at the trial held in
Vinh city on January 8-9, between 2009 and 2011, the defendants were
sent abroad by an overseas reactionary organisation called Viet Tan
(Vietnam Reform Party) to attend training courses and devise action
plans to overthrow the People’s Government.
They were given aliases, tasks, money and vehicles to return to the country and carry out their plans.
Three of the offenders received a reduced sentence for pleading guilty./.VNA