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Vietnam jails two more men in SEZ protest aftermath

Two men will spend 15 months in jail for disrupting public order during last June’s protest against the special economic zone law.

Many demonstrators were hired, says Vietnam’s top cop

Vietnam’s Public Security Minister says many people who participated in recent demonstrations were paid to do so.

Vietnam deports American citizen arrested in SEZ law protest

William Anh Nguyen, accused of inciting violent acts during last month’s protest in Ho Chi Minh City, will be deported after a July 20 trial.
July 20, 2018 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam deports American citizen for disturbing order during SEZ law protest

An American citizen accused of inciting violent acts during last month’s protest in Ho Chi Minh City will be deported.
July 20, 2018 | 01:08 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese American faces trial for inciting violence during SEZ law protest

An American citizen accused of instigating violent acts during last month’s protest in Ho Chi Minh City faces up to seven years in jail.
July 13, 2018 | 07:32 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

Police seek prosecution of 20 for inciting SEZ law protest in Vietnam

The suspects allegedly persuaded protesters to block main streets in Bien Hoa, jamming traffic for hours.
July 07, 2018 | 10:07 am GMT+7

Vietnam's SEZ protests, the causes and the results

A look back at the headline-grabbing demonstrations in Vietnam over the special economic zones bill.
June 18, 2018 | 11:25 am GMT+7

Top Vietnam legislator calls for calm over SEZ law

Call comes after public protests in several places over controversial provisions in a law to regulate special economic zones.
June 11, 2018 | 02:19 pm GMT+7

102 held for vandalizing gov't office in SEZ law protest in Vietnam

Officers dispersed a rowdy protest in Binh Thuan Province near midnight on Sunday.
June 11, 2018 | 11:02 am GMT+7

Several Vietnamese held for protests against SEZ law provisions

They were calling for public protests against provision allowing foreign investors to lease land for 99 years.
June 10, 2018 | 06:15 pm GMT+7

Vietnam government wants SEZ bill deferred

Seeks more time to make suitable amendments, asks for removal of controversial land lease provision.
June 09, 2018 | 06:55 pm GMT+7

Minister allays sovereignty violation concerns at Vietnam’s SEZs

'Some people are intentionally interpreting the bill that way to drive a wedge between Vietnam and China.'
June 07, 2018 | 09:31 am GMT+7

Vietnam MPs argue against long land rent exemption in special economic zones

It goes ‘against the fundamental mechanisms of the market,’ a lawmaker says.
May 30, 2018 | 02:14 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese MPs debate land lease period for special economic zones

Extending lease period from 70 to 99 years will only benefit real estate investors and land speculators, opponents argue. 
May 28, 2018 | 04:37 pm GMT+7
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