The Nghe An provincial People’s Court on October 23 opened a trial of two accused, both residing in Nghi Phuong commune, Nghi Loc district, on charges of “causing public disorder”.

Ngo Van Khoi, 53, was sentenced to seven months in prison and 43-year-old Nguyen Van Hai, six months. The jail terms began from June 27, 2013.

According to the indictment by the Nghe An provincial People’s Procuracy, between May 22 and May 23, Khoi and Hai incited other people to detain and assault on-duty policemen of Nghi Loc district and Nghe An province, and destroy property of officers and of the State.

They also called on others to surround the house of Dau Van Son, the communal official in charge of military affairs in Nghi Phuong, vandalising property and threatening the life of his family.

Their acts disturbed local people’s peaceful life, caused a traffic jam in the area and negatively affected the daily life of many people, including parishioners in Trai Gao parish and others in My Yen diocese.

These deeds caused serious consequences for security, social order and safety in Nghi Phuong commune, Nghi Loc district and Nghe An province in general.

At the trial, both Khoi and Hai showed repentance, confessing that they had been incited to commit the crime.

Regarding the charges of “illegal detaining people”, “deliberately causing injures” and “deliberately vandalising citizens’ property”, there will be another trial.-VNA