Việt Nam’s new law on State Compensation Liability is expected to create transparent mechanisms for compensating people mistreated by authorities, Deputy Minister of Justice Nguyễn Khánh Ngọc said yesterday.
The State needs to take responsibility and apologise to people who were wrongfully sentenced, National Assembly deputies said yesterday.
The Bình Thuận People’s Court announced that it would give Huỳnh Văn Nén a compensation of VNĐ10 billion (US$444,400) for jailing him for 17 years on two wrong murder convictions.
The Law on State Compensation Liability should clarify damages and determine the level of compensation while simplifying procedures and shorten the time of resolution.
The People’s Court of the southern Bình Thuận Province yesterday sentenced Nguyễn Thọ to 20 years in prison for a murder and robbery that he committed 18 years ago.
Nothing is worse than being convicted of a crime you didn’t commit.
Not only is your freedom taken away, sometimes your life, it can also hurt your loved ones unimaginably.
President Trần Đại Quang urged people’s courts at all levels to stick to the law abiding spirit in order to make fair convictions at a working session with leaders of the Supreme People’s Court in Hà Nội yesterday.