Nguyễn Văn Công Em stands trial in the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre for anti-State propaganda. — VNA/VNS Photo
BẾN TRE — A man has sent to prison for five years for post anti-government information on the social media site, Facebook.
The People’s Court of the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre jailed Nguyễn Văn Công Em for “making, storing, spreading information, materials, items for the purpose of opposing the State of Socialist Republic of Việt Nam” under Article 117 of the 2015 Criminal Code.
The court also ruled that Em, born in 1971 and residing in Mỹ Thạnh Commune, Giồng Trôm District of Bến Tre, will be supervised for another five years in his residence following his release.
According to the indictment since mid-2017, Em has used many different Facebook accounts, including “Vệ Quốc Đoàn”, “Tấn Lê”, “Tân Nguyễn” and “Lê Thành Bạc,” to post and share articles and conduct livestreams of videos with content distorting Party policies and State law.
He also incited and called on many people to join protests that harmed security and caused disorder during the second summit of the US and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Hà Nội from February 27-28 this year.
Em admitted his guilt and expressed regret for his wrongdoings. — VNS