The People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City handed down jail sentences of between 8-15 years to five men for “attempting to overthrow the people’s administration” under Article 79 of the Penal Code at a first-instance trial held on October 5.
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue held a ceremony on September 20 to confer the noble State-given title of “Heroic Vietnamese Mother” to 21 women whose husbands and children laid down their lives in the struggle for national liberation and protection.
The Hanoi People’s Court on August 28 opened a trial of four former senior members of the Petrovietnam Petrochemical and Textile Fiber JSC (PVTEX) for the charge of “deliberately violating State regulations on economic management causing serious consequences”.
The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on July 25 held a teleconference to discuss the implementation of the Law on Management and Use of Weapons, Explosives and Combat Gears, and review 5 years implementing the Ordinance on Management and Use of Weapons, Explosives and Combat Gears. Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Son chaired the teleconference.
The People’s Court of Buon Ho town in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on November 30 sentenced Huynh Thuc Vy, 33, to 2 years and 9 months in prison for insulting the national flag following Article 276 of the 1999 Penal Code (revised in 2009).
The People’s Procuracy of the northern province of Phu Tho announced the arraignments on November 21 for the main defendants involved in a major online gambling ring.
The Vietnam Association for the Protection of Children’s Rights (VACR) will hold its third congress in Hanoi on November 17-18.
In a bid to create a healthy networking atmosphere in the country, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has completed a code of conduct on social networks for internet service providers and users, said Minister Nguyen Manh Hung.
Twenty-seven construction works that were illegally built on protective forest land in Hanoi city’s Soc Son district over the past two years must be dismantled by December.
Hanoi authorities have ordered a comprehensive inspection on the use and management of protection forest in Minh Phu and Minh Tri communes in Soc Son district to tackle long-standing violations.
Police of the central province of Quang Binh recently seized 308.6kg of crystal meth, the largest single amount confiscated in the province so far.
Officials of the central province of Quang Binh and the Lao province of Savannakhet on October 12 agreed to promote cooperation in trade, investment, and tourism, as well as to work closely in educating the two countries’ peoples on their bilateral friendship and special solidarity.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment launched a campaign on October 12, calling for joint efforts in plastic waste prevention nationwide, in response to the 2018 “Make the world cleaner” campaign.
Police in Binh Thuy district, Can Tho city, put a man into temporary detention on October 10 to investigate into the charge of “abusing the rights to freedom and democracy to violate interests of the State, rights and legitimate interests of organisations and individuals” under Article 331 of the 2015 Penal Code.
Police of Quynh Nhai district in the northern mountainous province of Son La on September 28 arrested four men when they were illegally transporting about 54,000 methamphetamine pills to neighbouring Lao Cai province.
Three drug traffickers were arrested in the northern mountainous province of Son La on September 27.
The British Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City on September 27 launched a motorbike safety campaign themed “#KnowSafetyNoAccidents.”
The Investigation Police Agency under the Ministry of Public Security has begun criminal proceedings against the case of violating provisions on the management and use of State assets that causes losses and wastefulness, as well as a number of organisations and individuals in Ho Chi Minh City related to Phan Van Anh Vu (alias Vu Nhom).
The border guard force of central Quang Tri province on August 28 arrested a Lao man carrying 65.800 methamphetamine pills from Laos to Vietnam.
The customs agency at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City has busted a ring trafficking marijuana from the US to Vietnam.