Ten imprisoned for attempting to overthrow people's administration

By VNA   April 23, 2024 | 08:13 pm PT
Ten imprisoned for attempting to overthrow people's administration
The defendants of an anti-government group at a court in Gia Lai Province, April 23, 2024. Photo by VNA
The People's Court of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on Tuesday announced sentences on a group of individuals engaging in activities aimed at overthrowing the people's administration.

The court imposed the harshest sentences of 13 years in prison on Phan Thi Thao, 67, and Ta Van Trieu, 50.

Three other defendants were sentenced to 12 years behind bars. Two others got nine years in jail, two were given eight-year imprisonment sentences, and another got four years in prison.

According to the indictment, they joined a reactionary and terrorist organization called "Chinh phu quoc gia Viet Nam lam thoi" (Interim National Government of Vietnam) led by Dao Minh Quan. Since 2020, they have been using various websites, such as chinhphuquocgia.com, tcdy.us and vnch3.com, YouTube and Facebook to disseminate the "Hien phap De tam Viet Nam Cong Hoa" (Constitution of the Third Republic of Vietnam), call for and instruct people to conduct a "referendum" and the procedures for registering as members of the organization.

They also carried out propaganda, enticed people to undermine the country's stability and sustainable development, cause political insecurity, and eventually overthrow the people's administration. They made full use of social networks and internet messaging applications to collect, propagate, and share unfounded and baseless articles of hostile forces.

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