President’s decision on amnesty announced Politics

President’s decision on amnesty announced

The President’s Decision on Amnesty was announced at a press conference in Hanoi on Aug. 28 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).
Society

Cheating bank official faces life imprisonment

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on January 27 sentenced Huynh Thi Huyen Nhu, former deputy chief of the Risk Management Department of the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (Vietinbank), to life behind bars at her trial that started on January 6.
Nghe An tries accused of Nghi Phuong incident Society

Nghe An tries accused of Nghi Phuong incident

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”.
Society

Unity saboteurs go on trial in Central Highlands

The Gia Lai provincial People’s Court on May 28 opened a mobile trial for eight defendants, who were earlier prosecuted for “sabotaging the policy on solidarity” in accordance with Article 87 of the Criminal Code.
Tien Lang farmers jailed for five years Society

Tien Lang farmers jailed for five years

Jail terms of up to five years were handed down on farmers involved in coercive land reclamation in Vinh Quang commune, Tien Lang district, Hai Phong city on charges of “murder and resisting on-duty officials”.
Court upholds jail term for ex-Vinashin chairman Society

Court upholds jail term for ex-Vinashin chairman

The appeal court of the Supreme People’s Court on August 30 upheld a jail term of 20 years handed down at the trial in March 2012 for former Chairman of the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin) Pham Thanh Binh who was found guilty of intentionally violating State regulations.
Society

Sentences for six saboteurs upheld

The Court of Appeals under the Supreme People’s Court has upheld prison sentences handed down on six defendants by the lower court on charges of "propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam".