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Man gets eight-year jail term for disrupting security in HCM City

Update: June, 29/2019 - 08:47
 The People’s Court of Hồ Chí Minh City yesterday sentenced a man to eight years in prison for disrupting public security. — VNA/VNS Photo

HCM CITY — The People’s Court of Hồ Chí Minh City yesterday sentenced a man to eight years in prison for disrupting public security.

Trương Hữu Lộc, born in 1963, residing in Tân Bình District of the city, livestreamed on his Facebook account to urge people to stage demonstrations. 

He incited people to gather and cause disorder against the people’s administration, violating Article 118 of the Penal Code 2015.

According to the court, Lộc’s behaviour was serious and dangerous to society as it violated national security, causing security disorder and harming the legal rights and interests of citizens.

At the court, Lộc confessed his crime and asked for leniency. — VNS