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mardi 8 octobre 2019

Vietnam sentences 11 people to death for drug trafficking

A court in Ho Chi Minh City has sentenced eight people to death for drug trafficking, a court official said on Tuesday (Oct 8), while in northern Vietnam, three others faced the same fate and two received life imprisonment.

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vendredi 29 mars 2019

U.N. rebukes Vietnam for activist arrests, executions

A U.N. human rights watchdog called on Vietnam on Thursday to stop imprisoning activists and journalists for criticising state policies and voiced concern at a “high number of death sentences and executions” imposed for lesser crimes after flawed trials.

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dimanche 5 août 2018

Vietnam sentences 5 to death, 4 get life for drug trafficking

A HCMC court sentenced five members of a drug gang to death and gave life sentences to four others on Thursday.

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mardi 17 juillet 2018

Farmer's death sentence sparks public outcry in Vietnam

Lawyer says president must grant amnesty or expect more unrest as man acted in self-defense amid illegal, violent land grab

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mardi 29 mai 2018

Death row art: a rare glimpse inside Vietnam's secret jails

Nguyen Truong Chinh proudly holds up intricately crafted animals, flowers and hearts -- secret gifts made from plastic bags by a son on Vietnam's death row.

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vendredi 29 septembre 2017

Vietnam ex-banker sentenced to death in fraud saga

A Vietnamese former banking executive was sentenced to death Friday in a massive fraud case, while his co-accused got life in a blockbuster trial involving 51 bankers and businessmen.

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mardi 22 août 2017

Vietnam sentences 4 men to death for transporting heroin

A court in Hanoi has sentenced four men to death for transporting heroin.

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vendredi 26 mai 2017

State of secrecy on death row in Vietnam

Vietnam has been revealed to be the third-highest global executioner but details of who is on death row and why remains as elusive as ever.

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mardi 11 avril 2017

'Alarming' executions in Vietnam

Secrecy around executions continues to plague some Southeast Asian countries, with newly released figures showing the "disturbing" use of the death penalty in Vietnam, Amnesty International says.

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mercredi 22 février 2017

Vietnam shipping execs sentenced to death for embezzlement

Vietnam on Wednesday (Feb 22) sentenced two executives from its scandal-hit shipping industry to death for embezzlement, official media reported, the latest punishment meted out for the spectacular collapse of a state-run firm that triggered pledges to restructure the economy.

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dimanche 1 janvier 2017

Vietnam sentences 12 drug traffickers to death, life imprisonment

A court in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Friday sentenced to death six of 26 convicts in the smuggling case of more than 5,000 bricks of heroin, while handing life imprisonment to six others.

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mardi 22 novembre 2016

A 73-year-old Aussie woman has had her death penalty reduced to life in Vietnam

AN appeals court in Vietnam has commuted the death sentence of a 73-year-old Australian woman convicted of heroin trafficking.

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jeudi 30 juin 2016

Vietnam court sentences Australian woman, 73, to death on heroin charges

A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced a 73-year-old Vietnam-born Australian woman to death for trafficking heroin hidden in bars of soap, several state-run media outlets reported on Thursday.

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mardi 3 mai 2016

Vietnam sentences Singapore man to death for trafficking heroin

A court in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday sentenced a Singaporean man to death for trafficking 2.5 kilograms of heroin.

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mercredi 2 décembre 2015

Vietnam passes law abolishing death penalty for 7 crimes

Death sentences imposed on corrupt Vietnamese officials will now be commuted to life in prison if they pay back at least 75 percent of the illegal money they made.

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jeudi 22 janvier 2015

Is Vietnam ready to abolish death penalty ?

On January 19, a day after saying it had tried in vain to stop Indonesia from executing a Vietnamese drug convict, Vietnam, where heroin trafficking is rampant, sentenced eight drug mules to death.

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lundi 19 janvier 2015

Vietnam condemns 8 drug convicts to death

A court in the northern province of Hoa Binh on Monday sentenced eight people to death and handed down life sentences to five others at the conclusion of a mass trial.

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jeudi 4 décembre 2014

Vietnam court halts execution of murder convict amid allegation of miscarriage of justice

In a last-minute decision, a court in the Mekong Delta province of Long An on Thursday halted the lethal injection of a 29-year-old man for a grisly murder of two local women after his dogged mother has relentlessly appealed to high places.

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samedi 30 août 2014

Vietnam sentences two Filippino drug smugglers to death

HANOI - A Philippine man and woman have been sentenced to death in Vietnam for smuggling nearly five kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine into the country, reports said Friday.

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samedi 7 juin 2014

Vietnam sentences 7 heroin smugglers to death

A court in northern Vietnam handed down seven death penalties, seven life sentences, and other jail terms totalling 232 years to 26 defendants at a drug trial that wrapped up on Friday.

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mercredi 23 avril 2014

Vietnam sentences American man to death for heroin

HANOI — State media say a court in Vietnam has sentenced an American to death for heroin trafficking.

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jeudi 3 avril 2014

Vietnam is sentencing corrupt bankers to death, by firing squad

BANGKOK — For the most part, American bankers whose rash pursuit of profit brought on the 2008 global financial collapse didn’t get indicted. They got bonuses.

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lundi 17 mars 2014

Vietnam sentences banker to death, debtors get life in grand scam

A court in the Central Highlands on Thursday gave the death sentence to a Vietnam Development Bank (VDB) executive and several life sentences to others involved in a hundred-million-dollar scam.

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dimanche 16 février 2014

UK warned that aid to Vietnam inadvertently supports death penalty

Charities link British funding for UN anti-heroin initiatives with executions for drug-smuggling in the country

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mercredi 12 février 2014

UN urged to act on Vietnam over death penalty

Hanoi - The United Nations should immediately freeze anti-drug assistance to Vietnam after the communist country sentenced 30 people to die for drug-related offences, three human rights groups working to get countries to abolish the death penalty said on Wednesday.

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mardi 14 janvier 2014

Death penalty sought for 34 of 89 drug smugglers in major Vietnam trial

Vietnamese prosecutors recommended the death penalty for 34 of 89 defendants in a major drug smuggling trial in the northern province of Quang Ninh Monday.

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jeudi 9 janvier 2014

Death row Vietnam executive in 'shock' graft trial claim

The former boss of a scandal-mired Vietnamese state shipping firm alleged he paid bribes to senior communist party officials to try to evade arrest, state media said Wednesday.

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lundi 19 août 2013

Vietnam court sentences Nigerian man to death for drug trafficking

A Ho Chi Minh City court Monday sentenced a Nigerian man to death for smuggling more than 3.4 kilograms of methamphetamine from Thailand into Vietnam in 2012.

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mardi 16 juillet 2013

Vietnam sentences five to death for heroin trafficking

A court in northern Vietnam sentenced five men to death and four to life in prison for smuggling heroin, legal authorities said on Tuesday.

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vendredi 5 juillet 2013

‘Please let us die,’ Vietnam death-row inmates implore

Everyone dies, sooner or later. People know that but rarely wonder when they will die. Except when they are given death sentences and have to wait for the execution day to come.

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