Tag: Vietnam

Jun 16

Vietnam Revising Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Law

Huynh Van Nen in Dec 2015 after his release from 17-1/2 years wrongful imprisonment. (Tuoi Tre)

Vietnam is considering revisions to its 2009 Law on State Compensation Liability. The law, which took effect in 2010, provides for the payment of compensation to a person who had been imprisoned as the result of a wrongful conviction. Prior to the 2009 law compensation was on an ad hoc basis. Among the proposed changes …

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Jul 29

Tang Nguyen Acquitted By Appeals Court Of Conviction For Avoiding $129.73 In Federal Taxes On “Contraband” Vietnamese Cigarettes

“Sleigh” brand Vietnamese cigarette package

A federal appeals court has acquitted 62-year-old Tang Nguyen of her 2012 conviction of knowingly receiving cigarettes mailed from Vietnam to Nebraska that were considered contraband because $129.73 in federal cigarette taxes had not been paid on them. Tang Nguyen, who is also known by her nickname Janny, is a Vietnamese immigrant living in Lincoln, …

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Nov 15

Man Freed After 10 Years Imprisonment When Wife Tracks Down Actual Killer

Ly Nguyen Chung in detention after his arrest on October 25, 2013.

Nguyen Thanh Chan’s 2004 murder and robbery convictions have been voided by Vietnam’s Supreme People’s Court after his wife tracked down the man who actually committed the crimes. Chan was 42 when arrested on September 28, 2003 for the murder of a 31-year-old woman on August 15 in the village of Nghia Trung in Vietnam’s …

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