Viet Nam News
ĐỒNG NAI — The People’s Court of Biên Hòa City in the southern province of Đồng Nai on July 30 sentenced 15 people to eight to 18 months in jail for causing public disorder on June 10 this year.
Five others were given suspended sentences of 12 to 14 months.
According to the indictment from the People’s Procuracy of Biên Hòa City, at about 10am on June 10, many people were found carrying banners and placards objecting to the draft law on the Special Administrative and Economic Units, including Vân Đồn in the northern Province of Quảng Ninh, Bắc Vân Phong in the coastal central Province of Khánh Hoà and Phú Quốc Island in the southern Province of Kiên Giang.
The protesters moved along National Highway 1A from Tân Biên Ward to Phạm Văn Thuận Street in Biên Hòa City.
During the rally, many of them chanted and encroached upon the road, causing traffic congestion and public disorder.
Although authorised forces were able to persuade some demonstrators to keep order, many of them refused and continued to disturb order, the indictment said.
In response to the extremist behaviour, police placed 52 protestors into temporary detention. After the investigation, they asked the Biên Hòa procuracy to prosecute 20 of the arrested persons.
Trần Nguyễn Duy Quang, Phạm Ngọc Hạnh, Đinh Mã Phong, Nguyễn Thị Thùy Dung, Hồ Công Di, Diệp Út Tiền, Nguyễn Thị Lan Anh, Phạm Ngọc Huyền, Đinh Kha Ly, Võ Như Huỳnh, Đoàn Văn Thưởng, Nguyễn Thanh Toàn, Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Phượng, Nguyễn Thị Trúc Anh and Nguyen Thị Ngọc Liễu were given sentences ranging from eight to 18 months in jail.
The other five people who received suspended sentences of 12 to 14 months were Nguyễn Đình Trường, Phạm Văn Linh, Nguyễn Thị Trúc Ly, Nguyễn Thị Tuấn and Nguyễn Thị Thủy. – VNS