Nguyễn Chí Vững appears in court. — VNA/VNS Photo Huỳnh Sử
BẠC LIÊU — The People’s Court of the southern province of Bạc Liêu on Tuesday sentenced a 38-year-old man to six years in jail and two years under mandatory supervision for “making, storing, spreading information, materials, items for the purpose of opposing the State of Socialist Republic of Việt Nam.”
The sentence was given out in accordance with Clause 1, Article 117 of the 2015 Criminal Code (amended and supplemented in 2017).
According to the indictment, Nguyễn Chí Vững, a resident in Đông Hải District, opened multiple Facebook accounts to post anti-State information and materials. He also joined secret groups to make, store and spread such information and materials.
Vững has posted untrue and fabricated information on the Party and the State as well as the country’s situation, distorting the Party’s policies and the State’s laws, and incited people to oppose the State.
At the trial, Vững admitted his guilt and expressed his remorse. — VNS