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3 get death, 2 get life in northern Vietnam

A Son La Province court Monday handed out three capital punishments, two life terms and one 18-year sentence for trading in drugs.

Former top shipbuilding officials get 6-17 years in prison

Three former top officials of state shipbuilding giant Vinashin will be jailed for appropriating illegal excess interest payments from OceanBank.

Man gets life for $192,400 bank robbery in central Vietnam

Two bank robbers were sentenced to life and 20 years in prison in central Vietnam Wednesday.
May 09, 2019 | 12:18 pm GMT+7

Security ministry: Prisoners should be allowed to work outside jail

Selected prisoners should be allowed to work outside prisons, Ministry of Public Security officials said at a meeting Thursday.
January 11, 2019 | 01:34 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese sex worker jailed in Brunei

A Vietnamese woman will spend a month in jail in Brunei for not paying a $364 fine for illegal sex work.
November 23, 2018 | 08:27 am GMT+7

30 sentenced to jail for rioting during SEZ law protest

A court in the south-central Vietnamese province of Binh Thuan Wednesday imprisoned 30 people to up to 3.5 years for “disrupting public order.”
November 01, 2018 | 09:38 am GMT+7

Vietnam imprisons another 15 for SEZ law protest violations

A group of 15 protesters will be jailed for attacking police officers and vandalizing a fire police station last June. 
September 27, 2018 | 09:25 am GMT+7

Hoa Lo, where the most famous Vietnam War prisoner was held

Senator John McCain was a prisoner of war at the Hoa Lo Prison for more than five years.
September 11, 2018 | 01:52 pm GMT+7

Ex UN chief Ban's nephew sentenced to prison for Hanoi bribe scheme

Joo Hyun “Dennis” Bahn was sentenced to six months in U.S. prison for a bribery scheme to secure the sale of a Vietnamese building complex.
September 07, 2018 | 07:53 pm GMT+7

Some 400 prisoners escape prison in Tripoli chaos

Some 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in Libya’s capital on Sunday while fighting between rival armed groups raged nearby. 
September 03, 2018 | 10:30 am GMT+7

Taiwan sends Vietnamese man to 15 years in jail for murder

A Vietnamese man who fatally stabbed a compatriot in Taiwan was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday.
August 08, 2018 | 04:24 pm GMT+7

Saigon kindergarten owner jailed for hurting kids

The owner of a kindergarten in Ho Chi Minh City will spend three years in jail for violence meted out to 24 children.
July 26, 2018 | 08:09 am GMT+7

Vietnamese banker receives life sentence in $2.2 million fraud case

A former Eximbank employee will spend the rest of her life in prison for stealing over VND50 billion ($2.2 million) from six VIP customers.
July 17, 2018 | 05:21 pm GMT+7

Six Vietnamese jailed for clashes in SEZ law protest

Six Vietnamese were sent to prison for violations committed during last month’s protests against a draft law on special economic zones.
July 12, 2018 | 03:33 pm GMT+7

Former Hong Kong prison reinvented in heritage push

Vietnam's late President Ho Chi Minh was among those jailed there in the 1930s.
May 31, 2018 | 08:29 am GMT+7
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