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Strict punishment against public disorder offences

Update: August, 22/2018 - 17:00
The People’s Court of Phan Rang–Tháp Chàm City in the south-central province of Ninh Thuận on Wednesday opened the first instance hearing against six people on the charge of disturbing public order in the city on June 10-11. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Thành
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NINH THUẬN — A Ninh Thuận Province court on Wednesday jailed three men for disturbing public order.

The People’s Court of Phan Rang-Tháp Chàm City in the south-central province on Wednesday opened the hearing against six people charged with disturbing public order in the city on June 10-11. 

The defendants are Nguyễn Văn Nghĩa (born in 1989), Nguyễn Thị Như Hòa (born in 1975), Nguyễn Hữu Thành (born in 1991), Nguyễn Thi Lừng (born in 1978), Nguyễn Đoàn Phước Mỹ (born in 2002) and Trương Thanh Kiệt (born in 2002), all residing in the province.

The jury sentenced Nghĩa to two years in jail, Hòa nine months, Lừng 12 months and Thành eight months on the charge of causing public disturbance, while Mỹ and Kiệt were given five and six-month suspended sentences, respectively, for the same charge as they are under 18 years old. 

According to the indictment, Nghĩa, Hòa, Thành and Lừng incited people to block National Highway 1A on June 10-11, causing extensive traffic jams. 

Mỹ and Kiệt along with a group of other people used motorbikes to assault on-duty police. 

They also gathered at the headquarters of Phước Mỹ police station and threw stones, breaking many windows. 

The local investigation agency and police are expanding the investigation to find others involved in the case. — VNA

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