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Vietnam jails 2 dozen people on charges of terrorism, subversion

A Court In Ho Chi Minh City Convicted 14 People For A Petrol Bomb Attack At The City's International Airport In April And Sentenced Them To Between Five And 16 Years In Prison On Wednesday.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Dec 2017, 08:44:01 AM
Vietnam jails 2 dozen people on charges of terrorism, subversion (File Photo)


Vietnamese courts have handed down harsh prison sentences to two dozen people after finding them guilty of terrorism and subversion including a case linked to an exiled group.

A court in Ho Chi Minh City convicted 14 people for a petrol bomb attack at the city's international airport in April and sentenced them to between five and 16 years in prison on Wednesday.

The bomb caused a scare but no casualties. It was linked to an exiled group of the defeated South Vietnamese republic.

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A court in south-central province of Binh Dinh sentenced nine people to between three to 14 years for attempted subversion and spreading propaganda against the communist state.

Both cases were reported by state-run Thanh Nien newspaper. Court officials were unavailable for comment on Thursday.

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First Published : 28 Dec 2017, 08:37:57 AM

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