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Man jailed for 12 years in legal first

In a legal first, a man has been jailed in Vietnam for killing another man 14 years ago in the United Kingdom.

14 imprisoned for subversive acts against people’s administration

Two men and their 12 accomplices on March 18 got prison terms ranging from two years to life for their roles in a case of acting for the subversion of the people’s administration and covering criminals in Dien Bien province.

99 years in prison granted to black credit gang in Thanh Hoa

The People's Court in Thanh Hoa Province has handed down a total jail sentence of 99 years to 21 people involved in a loan shark gang.

Maguindanao: Philippine family clan members guilty of massacre

A Philippines court has found the masterminds of the country's worst political massacre guilty of murder.

Driver gets 3.5 years in prison for fatal car crash

The People’s Court in Binh Thanh District in HCM City yesterday sentenced Nguyen Thi Nga to three and a half years in prison for “violating regulations on road safety” which resulted in a car crash that killed one woman and injured six men.

18 months in prison for making fake wine

Nguyen Thi Hao from Cu Khe Commune, Thanh Oai District, Hanoi was sentenced 18 months of imprisonment for making fake alcohol in a trial opened by the Ha Noi People’s Court on Tuesday, 

Wildlife trafficker gets 4 years in prison

 VietNamNet Bridge – Bui Van Mien was sentenced to four years of imprisonment on Wednesday for wildlife trafficking, 

Buyer of legally protected turtles to be sentenced to two to seven years in prison

A man who illegally purchased around 7,000 dead sea turtles several years ago is expected to be sentenced to two to seven years in prison, a more severe punishment than what was proposed last year. 

Karaoke shop owner gets 9 years in prison

 VietNamNet Bridge – The People’s Court of Hanoi on Tuesday sentenced 32-year-old Nguyen Dieu Linh, the owner of a karaoke shop to nine years in prison for violating regulations on fire-fighting prevention and control.

Drug traffickers sentenced to 20 years in prison

 VietNamNet Bridge – Two drug traffickers were sentenced to 20 years imprisonment each for transporting 4,000 tablets of ecstasy from the northern mountainous province of Son La to Hanoi,

Can Tho court sentences four to prison for fraud

The People’s Court in Mekong Delta’s Can Tho City sentenced one foreigner and three Vietnamese to prison for cheating 37 people of some VND5.3 billion (US$235,500) via social network Facebook.

The most frightening destinations in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – They are the places that will give visitors an unforgettable experience of pain or fear.

Three arrested in K54 theft at prison in Thanh Hoa

 VietNamNet Bridge – Six K54 pistols stolen from the Thanh Phong Prison in Thanh Hoa Province have been recovered, according to police. Three men have arrested in the case.

HCM City court sentences 14 in Agribank swindling case

 VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City People's Court yesterday handed down sentences to 14 defendants related to a case of fraud that occurred at the Agriculture and Rural Development Bank, Tan Binh Branch, five years ago.

Two men sentenced 7 years in jail for robbing $0.7

 VietNamNet Bridge – Not having money to buy alcohol, two young men became robbers. They robbed VND12,000 ($0.7) from a couple and were sentenced 6-7 years in jail.

Life-sentence prisoner on parole after 10 years claiming innocence

 VietNamNet Bridge - Nguyen Thanh Chan, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for "murder" has constantly claimed innocence for ten years and "pointed out" the real culprit who has been omitted by the legal agencies.

Soc Trang: man claims VND500mil compensation for 900 days in prison

The Soc Trang Province People's Court early this week opened the appellate court for a defendant who asked the My Tu District People’s Court to pay compensation of VND500 million ($25,000) for its wrongful verdict.

Killing langurs: Three people sent to jail

VietNamNet Bridge – The three people who caught and brutally slaughtered three shanked langurs have been sentenced to 12-28 months in prison by the Sa Thay District People's Court in Kon Tum province.