Police on July 7 officially charged and arrested Nguyen Tien Trung and Tran Anh Kim for their alleged anti-State activities.

Lieut. Gen. Vu Hai Trieu, Deputy Director of the Security General Department under the Ministry of Public Security, announced the arrest of the two at a press briefing the same day.

26-year-old Nguyen Tien Trung, a resident of Ho Chi Minh City , was accused of conspiring with reactionary groups such as the “Pluralist Democracy Foundation” in France while studying there in 2002. Police said he established a reactionary organisation named “Democratic Youth Foundation” aimed at grouping anti-State forces both at home and abroad to call for political regime change in Vietnam .

Back home, Trung worked with others, including Hoang Minh Chinh and Tran Anh Kim, for the purpose of legalising a reactionary organisation called the “Vietnam Democratic Party” in the homeland in an attempt to sabotage the State of Vietnam under a plan initiated by Nguyen Sy Binh, leader of a reactionary group named “People’s Action Party”.

He was also alleged to incite youths and university students to cause public disorder in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on December 9, 16 and 23, 2007 and April 29, 2008.

Trung had publicly flaunted his attacks against the regime and challenges to the law despite tireless efforts made by mass organisations, the local administration and responsible agencies to persuade him to stop, police said.

In regard to 60-year-old Tran Anh Kim, a resident of the northern province of Thai Binh, police accused him of soliciting other residents to join the so-called “Vietnam Democratic Party” starting in March 2006, as the designated leader of the movement in his home province.

Kim was alleged to have directly lead acts of State sabotage at home under the guideline of Nguyen Sy Binh.

He was also a member of the executive board of a reactionary force called “Group 8406” which seeks influence in the northern provinces . He was accused of working with domestic residents to open an office for the group to develop anti-State forces.

Kim was also alleged to have received financial and technical aid from hostile exile groups called the “People’s Action Party”, “Viet Tan”, “Pluralist Democratic Foundation” and “2000 Constitution Movement,” to undermine the Government.

The two were put into custody under the permission of the Supreme People’s Procuracy and the People’s Procuracy of Thai Binh province. The process of investigation and the treatment of the two arrested were conducted strictly according to law, confirmed police./.