Trial of ex-minister of industry and trade, accomplices reopens Society

Trial of ex-minister of industry and trade, accomplices reopens

The People’s Court of Hanoi on April 22 resumed a trial for ex-minister of industry and trade Vu Huy Hoang who involves in the cases of “violating regulations on the management and use of State assets, causing losses and wastefulness,” and “violating regulations on land management” that occurred in the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and Ho Chi Minh City.
Man jailed for abusing freedom, democracy rights Politics

Man jailed for abusing freedom, democracy rights

The People’s Court of Tan Phu district in Ho Chi Minh City on April 15 handed down a jail term of four and a half years to a former city official for “abusing the rights to freedom and democracy to violate the interests of the State, and the rights and legitimate interests of organisations and individuals” under Article 331 of the 2015 Penal Code.
Former TISCO leader faces up to 11 years in jail Society

Former TISCO leader faces up to 11 years in jail

A prison term of 10-11 years has been proposed for Tran Trong Mung, former General Director of the Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel JSC (TISCO), with the main role in wrongdoings at the company, during the ongoing first-instance trial held by the Hanoi People’s Court.
Nigerian drug transporter sentenced to death Society

Nigerian drug transporter sentenced to death

The People’s Court of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh on April 13 sentenced Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus, a Nigerian man born in 1996, to death for illegally transporting narcotic substances under Clause 4, Article 250 of the 2015 Penal Code.
Ex-leaders of State-owned steel firms stand trial Society

Ex-leaders of State-owned steel firms stand trial

Nineteen former executives and officials of the Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel JSC (TISCO) and the Vietnam Steel Corporation (VNS) were brought to trial in Hanoi on April 12 for their involvement in wrongdoings at TISCO.
Two detained for anti-State propaganda Society

Two detained for anti-State propaganda

Hanoi’s police have taken a woman into custody as they investigate allegations 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.
Khanh Hoa: Three anti-State instigators jailed Society

Khanh Hoa: Three anti-State instigators jailed

Three defendants in the central province of Khanh Hoa got sentences on charges of “making, storing, distributing, or disseminating information, documents, and items against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” under Clause 1, Article 117 of the 2015 Penal Code.
Hanoi’s police detain man for anti-State propaganda Society

Hanoi’s police detain man for anti-State propaganda

Hanoi’s police have taken a man into custody as they investigate allegations 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.
Dak Lak: Anti-state activist gets imprisonment sentence Society

Dak Lak: Anti-state activist gets imprisonment sentence

The People’s Court of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on March 19 sentenced Tran Nguyen Chuan to six years and six months in prison for the charge of “attempting to overthrow the people’s administration” under Article 109 of the 2015 Penal Code.
Jailed business tycoon Phan Van Anh Vu faces bribery charge Society

Jailed business tycoon Phan Van Anh Vu faces bribery charge

The Investigation Police Agency at the Ministry of Public Security has officially launched legal proceedings into a case of “giving bribes” and “brokering bribery” in Hanoi and against Phan Van Anh Vu, a former real estate mogul, for “giving bribes”, under Article 364 of the 2015 Penal Code.
Man detained for anti-government activities Society

Man detained for anti-government activities

Police in the central province of Phu Yen said on February 4 they have launched legal proceedings against and detain a local man to investigate his role in “activities to overthrow the people’s administration,” under clause 1, Article 109 of the 2015 Penal Code.
Trial against defendants in Phu Tho ethanol case set for January 22 Society

Trial against defendants in Phu Tho ethanol case set for January 22

The Hanoi People’s Court has decided to open a first-instance trial on January 22 against 12 defendants on the charge of violating regulations on investment in construction works, causing serious consequences at a petrochemical and bio-fuel plant project in the northern province of Phu Tho.
Ex-minister jailed for 10 years for role in expressway fraud Society

Ex-minister jailed for 10 years for role in expressway fraud

Dinh La Thang, who served as Minister of Transport between August 2011 and February 2016, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the bidding and accounting fraud in the HCM City-Trung Luong Expressway project, a major toll road in southern Vietnam.