Category Archives: Legal Matters

Thirteen people charged in France over Essex lorry deaths

 Thirteen suspects arrested by French police over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in a refrigerated lorry in Essex, the UK, have been charged with people trafficking and manslaughter, a judicial source told AFP. The suspects were arrested on

Son La court sentences defendants in exam scandal

The People’s Court of northwestern Son La province on May 29 announced punishment for 12 defendants involved in score manipulations in the 2018 national high school examinations.   According to the indictment from the Son La provincial People’s Procuracy, the

Several draft laws debated at NA

The draft revised Law on Environmental Protection was under discussion on Tuesday as part of the ninth session of the 14th National Assembly. The draft law has great socio-economic effects and relates to many other laws. Therefore, it has received

Netanyahu appears in court on corruption charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday was in the District Court of Jerusalem as his trial on corruption charges opened.  Speaking to reporters in the corridors of the courthouse ahead of the hearing, Netanyahu decried police and prosecutors he

First instance trial on exam cheating scandal in Hoa Binh opens

 The People’s Court of northern Hoa Binh province on May 11 opened the first instance trial on the 2017-2018 national high school exam cheating scandal in which dozens of candidates had their exam scores increased so they could graduate high

Appeal court announces verdict for case involving ex-leaders of Da Nang

 The Hanoi-based High-level People’s Court on May 12 announced the verdict of an appeal trial for a case in which two former top leaders of Da Nang and their accomplices were linked with the illegal acquisition of State-owned housing and

Provinces ramp up installation of systems to fight illegal fishing

 Coastal provinces across the country have ramped up the installation of vessel monitoring systems (VMS) in fishing ships as part of measures to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The move is expected to help lift the EU’s existing

China condemns US’s COVID-19 accusation

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published a document refuting US allegations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  China’s 30-page rebuttal addresses 24 “preposterous allegations” by several top US officials concerning China’s handling of the novel Coronavirus outbreak. The document emphasizes

Drug trafficker arrested in Nghe An

 A man was caught for transporting a huge amount of synthetic drug pills and heroin into Vietnam for consumption, said the Border Guard Command of the central province of Nghe An. On May 2, Kha Van Choi, born in 1975

Court upholds life sentence for former minister Nguyen Bac Son

 The Hanoi-based High-Level People’s Court on April 27 upheld the life imprisonment for former Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son, who committed wrongdoings in the MobiFone-AVG deal. According to the jury, in 2015, the MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation carried