Nghe An: Anti-State Facebooker receives nine years’ imprisonment hinh anh 1Nguyen Van Lam at the court (Photo: VNA)

Nghe An (VNA) – The People’s Court of the central province of Nge An on July 20 sentenced Nguyen Van Lam, born in 1970 and residing in Vinh city, to nine years in prison for “making, storing, spreading information, materials and items for the purpose of opposing the State of Socialist Republic of Vietnam” under Point a, Clause 1, Article 117 of the Penal Code.

Before being brought to this court, Lam had had a long criminal history of stealing property, prostitution brokering, drug smuggling, and deliberately inflicting bodily harm upon

According to indictment by the provincial People’s Procuracy, on September 21, 2020, the police of Nghe An received reports about Facebook account “Lam Thoi” at 9659 posting and sharing many videos, photos and stories with illegal contents.

Investigation results showed that Lam opened account called “Lam Thoi” in 2014 and added 5,000 friends. From 2017 to November 2020, Lam posted many articles and photos with contents going against the law, including three live streaming videos, 13 shares from other accounts, and 18 articles. All aimed at inciting people to oppose the State and the Communist Party of Vietnam, slandering the institution and leaders, and distorting information on Vietnam’s situation. Lam’s posts drew a large number of likes and comments.

At the court, representatives from the provincial People’s Procuracy held that Lam’s activities went against people’s interest and harming people’s trust in the administration. His acts are extremely dangerous and serious, harming the existence and growth of the State, they said.

Therefore, the court decided to give him nine years’ imprisonment./.