Life imprisonment for leader of Dien Bien bandits Society

Life imprisonment for leader of Dien Bien bandits

The People’s Court of the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien on April 4 sentenced Giang A Tinh to life imprisonment for conducting banditry in Muong Nhe district, in accordance with Article 83 of the Penal Code.
Life sentences proposed for cheating bank officials Society

Life sentences proposed for cheating bank officials

Ho Chi Minh City prosecutors on January 13 demanded life imprisonment for Huynh Thi Huyen Nhu, former deputy chief of the Risk Management Department of the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (Vietinbank), at her trial that started on January 6.
World

Life sentence sought for Khmer Rouge leaders

Prosecutors of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) demanded the maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment for two former top Khmer Rouge leaders at a trial on crimes against humanity on October 21.
Society

Five drug traffickers sentenced to death

The People’s Court of the mountainous northern province of Son La on December 14 sentenced five members of a massive drug trafficking ring to death following a 10-day trial.
Politics

Seminar strengthens Vietnam – Cuba solidarity

The Vietnam – Cuba Friendship Association and the Cuban Embassy in Vietnam held a seminar in Hanoi on October 5 to call for an end to the US’s embargo against Cuba and for solidarity in the campaign to free five Cuban patriots.
World

Sick ex-senior Khmer Rouge official released

The UN war crimes tribunal on September 16 freed Ieng Thirith, 80, notoriously known as the "First Lady" of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime, reasoning she was mentally unfit to stand trial.
Former Khmer Rouge chief to be witness World

Former Khmer Rouge chief to be witness

The UN-backed war crimes tribunal on Feb. 21 selected Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch, commander of the Khmer Rouge’s Tuol Sleng prison, to be a witness against defendants at the trials of other Khmer Rouge members.
Society

Court upholds Filipino drug sentences

A court of appeals has upheld a life imprisonment and a 20-year jail term to two citizens of the Philippines for illegally transporting heroin into Vietnam.
US veteran apologises for My Lai massacre Society

US veteran apologises for My Lai massacre

A US veteran, the only officer convicted after the mass killings in My Lai, central Vietnam, in 1968, has made a public apology to victims and their families for the first time, foreign media reported.