Việt Nam is winning the war on corruption – albeit gradually.
The Supreme People’s Court of Việt Nam on Wednesday awarded VNĐ6.7 billion (US$290,000) in compensation to 83-year-old Trần Văn Thêm, who was wrongly convicted of murder in 1973.
Courts’ priority task in the coming time is to improve its performance, avoiding wrongful conviction of the innocents or acquittal of the guilty, Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng said.
Bùi Xuân Quang, a 44-year-old man in southern Đồng Nai Province’s Vĩnh Cửu District, who was wrongly convicted of robbery in 2015, got a public apology from the district’s People’s Procuracy on Monday.
The Hà Nội Superior People’s Court yesterday held a meeting to publicly apologise to Vũ Ngọc Dương for giving him a wrong sentence of 30 months in jail.
Two legal officials responsible for Nguyễn Thanh Chấn’s notorious wrongful 10-year prison term would spend eight and 12 months behind bars for their negligence in the case.
The State’s responsibility for compensating those who’ve been wrongfully convicted was the hot topic as the 14th National Assembly Standing Committee opened its sixth session yesterday.
Bắc Giang People’s Procuracy yesterday freed Hàn Đức Long, 57, who was earlier sentenced to death for murder and raping children 11 years ago.