Subversive sentenced to three years in jail
TAY NINH (VNS) — The Tay Ninh People's Court yesterday sentenced a man to three years in prison and the same time on probation after his release for attempting to overthrow the Vietnamese Government.
Vo Viet Dzien, a Binh Dinh native, was accused and found guilty of acts aimed at overthrowing the State under Article 79 of the Criminal Code.
According to the indictment and statement of the defendant, in May 2011, Dzien got online and Nhat Thang, whose real name is Le Duc Thanh, head of a US-based reactionary organisation abroad that called itself "Vietnam Restoration".
Dzien was recruited by Thanh and became member of the organisation. He received US$3,900 towards buying equipment including a laptop and attending two "training courses" in Singapore and Thailand.
Later, he delivered leaflets in public places like universities and organised several people to hold an anti-China demonstration in Ha Noi. He also engaged in other activities to undermine national unity by jamming radio frequencies and broadcasting anti-state messages, the indictment said.
On the organisation's orders, Dzien returned to Viet Nam from abroad on April 3, 2012 with two radio broadcasting gadgets and some materials. However, the 42-year-old fish farmer was arrested at the Moc Bai International Border in Tay Ninh Province. — VNS