According to the indictment, from 8:00pm-12:00am on June 11, the defendants – namely Nguyen Van Hung (born in 1992), Nguyen Van Manh (1994), Nguyen Van Minh (1966), Nguyen Phuong Dong (1994), Nguyen Dinh Vu (1977), Nguyen Minh Hai (2001), and Tran Thi Ngoc (1968) – gathered in front of the headquarters of the provincial People’s Committee to audibly protest, throwing stones and petrol bombs at police officers on duty.
The defendants were charged with “disturbing public order” by using weapons and assaulting the person who intervene to maintain public order as stipulated in the 2015 Penal Code.
The jury sentenced Manh, Hung, Dong, and Minh to 30 months in prison each, while Vu and Ngoc received a 24 month jail penalty each. Hai was granted an 18 month suspended sentence as he was still a minor when committing the crime.
For those who of offered money to the defendants and incited them to create the social disturbances, Phan Thiet city’s police force decided to separate the case and conduct further investigations.