Hanoi man jailed for five years for anti-State activities hinh anh 1Le Trong Hung at the court (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A man in Hanoi was sentenced to five years in prison during a trial on December 31 on the charge of  “making, storing, distributing, or disseminating information, documents, and items against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” under Article 117 of the 2015 Penal Code.

Apart from the jail sentence, Le Trong Hung, 42, residing in Hai Ba Trung district, will be put on probation for five years after serving his prison term.

According to the indictment of the Hanoi People’s Procuracy, Hung produced and published seven video clips on Facebook fanpage “CHTV Vietnam” from April – September 2020. Their contents distorted and defamed the people’s administration, causing public agitation and violating the interests of the State, legitimate rights and interests of individuals and organisations.

The board of juries concluded that Hung’s behaviours are extremely serious, directly violating national security, defaming the people’s administration and socialist regime, and hurting public trust in the State’s political institutions, thus calling for serious punishment./.