|Defendants at the court (Source: laodong.vn)
They include Pham Sang (born in 1992), Ngo Duc Duyen (1988), Nguyen Chuong (1995), Do Van Ngoc (1996), Nguyen Minh Kha (2000), Nguyen Van Meo (1975), Phan Thanh Nam (1990), Ngo Van Dat (1989), Nguyen Ngoc Sang (1996), and Le Van Liem (1995).
According to the indictment, at 8am on June 10, many locals gathered on National Highway 1A and Nam bridge in Hoa Minh commune. The defendants incited others to throw bricks, stones, and tree branches at police officers, resulting in one officer sustaining some injuries.
The defendants damaged two motorcycles and two automobiles, and also blocked vehicles running through the highway, thus causing serious traffic jams.
The jury sentenced both Ngoc and Pham Sang to 3 and a half years in prison each, while Chuong and Dat each received a 3-year jail term. Duyen, Nam, Liem, and Ngoc Sang were given a 2-and-a-half-year sentences, while Kha and Meo were both given 2 years each.