Can Tho: Criminal proceedings begin against facebooker for anti-State activities hinh anh 1Vo Hoang Tho (Source:
Can Tho (VNA) – The Police Office of Ninh Kieu district in Can Tho city said on October 6 that its investigation police desk had launched legal proceedings against and detained Vo Hoang Tho, 36, to investigate the act of “taking advantage of the rights to freedom and democracy to infringe upon State interests, legitimate rights and interests of organisations and individuals” in accordance with Article 331 of the 2015 Penal Code.

Previously, the Cyber-security and Hi-Tech Crime Prevention Desk of the municipal Department of Public Security discovered that the Facebook account “Minh Long” posted many articles with false contents defaming the Party and State, and running counter to the guidelines of the Party, and policies and laws of the State. The case was transferred to Ninh Kieu district’s Police Office for investigation.

The inspection results of the municipal Department of Information and Communications showed that 47 articles extracted from 172 pages of documents posted and shared by the Facebook account “Minh Long” contain negative contents opposing the Party and State, offending the honour and prestige of Party and State leaders, undermining the great national unity bloc, and causing disputes in all aspects of social life.

After identifying Vo Hoang Tho as the owner of the account, the police summoned him and he admitted to be the owner of this facebook account who had directly posted and shared the above articles./.