VietNamNet Bridge - This afternoon, April 5, the Hai Phong People's Court sentenced Doan Van Vuon and his younger brother Doan Van Quy 5 years in prison each for murder. Subtracting the time they were in detention, Vuon and Quy will be in prison for nearly 3 years and 9 months; Sinh 2 years and 3 months; and Ve only 9 months. The suspended sentence is applied for defendants Pham Thi Bau (Quy's wife) and Nguyen Thi Thuong (Vuon's wife) for opposing against officers on duty, with 18 months' probation and 36 months of challenge for Bau and 15 months' probation and 30 months of challenge for Thuong. According to Judge Pham Duc Tuyen, defendant Vuon admitted in court that he bought guns, told his younger brother Doan Van Quy to make home-made mines and instructed other family members to fight against the land revoking group. "The defendants said that they did not intent to kill others so they willfully made mines that could not detonate gas cylinders and bullets that were not lethal," … [Read more...] about Doan Van Vuon sentenced 5 years in prison
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- As soon as the Prime Minister requested to reconsider the sentence on Mr. Doan Van Vuon, many lawyers have raised their views. Tran Dinh Trien, head of Vi Dan office, held that Vuon's land acquisition and repossession was carried out illegally by Tien Lang district. Thus, Vuon and his family members had to react to protect the rights of the State (the Socialist Republic of Vietnam), of the marine households in the area, and of his family. For this case, the article 96 "murder beyond the limit of legitimate defense" of the Criminal Law should be applied. Vuon should be charged under the item 2 article 96 "commit murder of more than one person in excess of the limit of legitimate defense shall be sentenced to between two and five years of imprisonment." In any case that there are some reasonable circumstances for murdering, according to the articles 46 and 60, the person shall be sentenced two to three years or receive suspended sentence. Vi Van Dien, a member of Hanoi Lawyers' … [Read more...] about Which sentence on Doan Van Vuon?
The family of Mr. Doan Van Vuon whose land was wrongly revoked in Tien Lang district, Hai Phong city on January 5, has been informed of the draft evaluation report of their lost assets. Mr. Vuon's destructed house. Vuon’s wife, Nguyen Thi Thuong, and Doan Van Quy’s wife, Pham Thi Hien, said they met with the price assessment council and listened to the draft report on evaluation of their destroyed assets on June 12. According to the report, the total assets that was destroyed on January 5, during the land withdrawal, is worth over VND438 million (over $26,000). After deducting depreciation, the net value is over VND289 million (over $14,000). Specifically, the main house and other facilities of Ms. Thuong’s family are estimated at VND98 million ($4,900). Ms Hien’s two-story house and other facilities are calculated at over VND191 million ($9,500). The two women said they did not agree with the draft evaluation report. According to them, their assets must be … [Read more...] about Vuon family does not accept suggested compensation
The Supreme People's Court on Feb 16 ordered a new trial in the case against farmer Doan Van Vuon versus the Tien Lang District People's Committee in the northern city of Hai Phong, ruling that the People's Court had wrongfully dismissed the case in April 2010. Sai Gon Giai Phong interviewed Pham Van Phich, vice chief Judge of the Hai Phong People's Court. Phich said that those involved in illegal acquisition of the land, coercive eviction and demolition of Vuon's house, or writing derogatory reports, will receive appropriate punishment. "Several people will face strict disciplinary action", he told reporters, "the results will be made public soon." The trial of farmer Doan Van Vuon will take place in a few days and members of the council of Judges will be totally new, Phich added. Meanwhile, the Supreme People's Court found that the previous trial court had failed to comply with all required legal procedures or consult with relevant land management agencies before issuing its … [Read more...] about Supreme People’s Court orders new trial against farmer Vuon
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered the chairman of the Hai Phong People's Committee to clarify who was responsible for a coercive land seizure in Vinh Quang Commune, Tien Lang District. Two houses belonging to local resident Doan Van Vuon in Tien Lang District were demolished after a coercive land seizure. — Photo courtesy Giao duc Viet Nam According to the city's report, Tien Lang District's People's Committee on January 5 mobilised more than 100 police to coercively confiscate land belonging to local man Doan Van Vuon. Vuon erected three barriers around the land, set off homemade mines, and opened fire on the police. Six officers were injured during the incident. On January 10, Vuon and three other members of his family were detained and prosecuted for attempted murder. His wife was also charged but released on bail. She on Monday denounced the police for damaging private property. The incident has caused a stir amongst the community. Dang Hung Vo, … [Read more...] about PM orders probe into coercive land seizure