A new trend of Vietnam’s police: Pointing guns straight at people

The Le-Trinh era junta returned to Vietnam in a situation that was consistent with the expectations of the totalitarian regime, where state violence was flaunted and sustained to frighten the people. The courts are instrumental under the direction of the police forces, intending to issue only pocket sentences despite the many standards of justice that have been copied from the civilized world into the legal system.

Social media recently spread pictures and video clips of a man pointing a gun at others with an aggressive expression.

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The person who held a gun and pointed at the truck driver was Mr. Nguyen Van Huong, director of Ham Long Security Services Co., Ltd.

The local media described that: “Asking to pass the truck but still be squeezed the whole road by this car, a middle-aged man on a 7-seater car urgently got off the car holding a gun-like object and threatened the truck driver.”

Yes, the Vietnamese press has recently become the most cautious in the style of holding “gun-like objects“, or traffic police stuffed into their pockets a “stack of paper like money,” etc.

Ultimately, the gun-like object here is a gun but a slingshot gun, called a support tool and still capable of causing damage.

On the afternoon of September 5, Bac Ninh City Police Investigation Police summoned Nguyen Van Thuong (53 years old, in Lam Trai area, Van Duong ward, Bac Ninh city) to investigate and clarify the “use of guns to threaten people in traffic.” Mr. Nguyen Van Thuong is the director of Ham Long Security Services Co., Ltd., at 15 Hai Ba Trung, Suoi Hoa Ward, Bac Ninh city.

The incident happened at 10:00 am on September 5, in the Cau Nga area, Bac Ninh city, Bac Ninh, due to the narrow road, Mr. Sung’s 7-seater car asked to overtake but was crushed by the truck which did not him to pass the vehicle.

The video shows a middle-aged man dressed in polite clothes from a 7-seater 99A-controlled car … stepping down with an angry attitude, holding a gun-like object toward the parked truck behind. Next, the man holding a handgun pointed at the truck driver and threatened. This man has vowed to “shoot and break the skull” of the truck driver. After being discouraged by other people, he got in the car and left the scene.

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Mr. Nguyen Van Sung at the police station of Bac Ninh City

In the video watching Mr. Soong working in the police station of Bac Ninh City, his gun is full of bullets, at least 3 bullets, with the act of being ready to squeeze the trigger and the statement “shot to break the skull”’ means that the gun was loaded with bullets, if just provoked by the opponent’s challenge, a murder would definitely happen.

According to Article 306 of the Criminal Code, Mr. Sang’s actions can be sentenced to between 3 months and 2 years in prison given that Mr. Sang was once administratively sanctioned but repeated his wrongdoing because rubber gun is considered a public support equipment, different from military weapons.

However, the image of the person holding a gun and pointing it directly at another with the threat of “shooting and breaking the skull” is enough signs of a crime threatening to kill under Article 133 of the Criminal Code “Someone who threatens to kill, if there are grounds. cause the threatened person to fear that this threat will be carried out, shall be subject to non-custodial reform for up to 3 years or a prison term of between 6 months and 3 years.”

Nguyen Van Sung’s security service profession has strict requirements on business conditions. Although there are no specific regulations, in reality, most of the directors and legal representatives of security service companies have been discharged from the police service, but very few cases have civilians interjected.

Recently, on September 4, a deputy police officer of the commune in Nam Dinh province shot down a 12th grade student with slingshot, while newspapers described the police as saying that the gun worked unintentionally.

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Ngo The Phong, a 12th grader was shot by the deputy police officer of the commune on the evening of September 4 in Nam Dinh

According to the youth newspaper, according to the report of the person who pulled out the gun, Mr. Vu Anh Duc, deputy head of Police in Hoang Nam commune, Nghia Hung district, Nam Dinh province, that Mr. Duc went to check the area and saw a group of young people gathered. He asked them to disband but Ngo The Phong, a grade 12 student objected, so Mr. Duc pulled out his gun to show his prestige, but due to the gun unexpectedly worked, the bullet was stuck in the student’s shoulder and caused injury to him.

However, the narrative on Facebook with videos and photos taken by Ngo The Phong’s family is completely different.

At around 8:00 pm on September 4, Ngo The Phong, a 12th-grade male student, went to the front of the village to pick up a family member from the bus, when he met Mr. Vu Anh Duc, the deputy head of the commune police station coming from a local pub. The policeman thought the kid had unfriendly look so rushed to punch the kid, pulled out a gun and put bullets in to shoot, the unexploded head was dropped at the scene, so he made the second shot at the kid’s shoulder,” said Phong’s relative.

Before shooting, the policeman punched the kid’s belly a few times, then punched his head with a gun many times. Then after shooting two shots, the policeman still kicked again. Seeing people calling loudly, the policeman ran away. Probably he was drunk or affected by the drug,” a local witness said.

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Mr. Bui Viet Hieu, who witnessed elderly Le Dinh Kinh being shot, then Hieu was also shot in the heart but fortunately escaped death because the bullet slid down the side

Next story was also a story of guns, but this is a gun with a silencer of professional assassins, to kill an old party member who wholeheartedly believes in the fight against corruption of General Secretary cum President Nguyen Phu Trong.

Bringing 3,000 riot policemen in the middle of the night like raiding Chinese invaders to invade the Fatherland, but not so, on the contrary, it was an attack on the people in Hoanh village, Dong Tam village of Hanoi Police. The raid has been carefully approved by the Ministry of Public Security, and the goal is to kill an 84 year old party member with 60 years of membership.

Until contacted with his lawyer, Mr. Bui Viet Hieu, a 77-year-old Party member, concretely revealed how the police killed Le Dinh Kinh, because he was the witness but also the person the police wanted to kill, but he was lucky when a bullet aimed at the heart was deflected below his ribs.

The information from the land petitioners’ lawyers shows that the truth is even more barbaric than what the public has seen before about the attack in Dong Tam during the early hours of January 9, 2020, according to the content of the lawyers’ petition signed by 13 lawyers sent to the trial panel on September 3.

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A pistol fitted with a silencer barrel

In particular, the attack in Dong Tam was launched by the Hanoi Police and the People’s Committee of Hanoi agreed and approved by the Ministry of Public Security, showing that it was not a coincidence.

 “The shooter stood in front of Mr. Kinh about 1m, the gun barrel was as big as wrist, aimed directly at Mrs. Kinh’s chest. Mrs. Kinh fell down, died in front of me, and then the professional police dog pulled his body away … ” It was a piece of special information that was not in the case file but was told directly by Mr. Bui Viet Hieu to the lawyer when he was allowed to meet in the prison. Just that much information also made the lawyers and the public want to summon this killer gunman with a gun with a silencer barrel. Only the silencer barrel can be as big as the wrist and the barrel details of this silencer are speculated according to the story of Mr. Bui Viêt Hieu.

Surely the public wants to clarify this truth, why police used a gun as big as a wrist and why the silencer was prepared to be put in Kinh’s room? Who planned and ordered Le Dinh Kinh to be executed?

Aimed at Mr. Kinh with a distance of 1 meter and he fell to death right in front of Mr. Hieu.” This allegation contained a different truth from the investigation conclusion, in which it was recorded that the police fired two shots from the back in a distance of 2-2.5 meters.

The indictment also stated that it was necessary and in accordance with the Law to kill Mr. Kinh because he used an iron tube with a sharp knife to attack policemen and threw grenades out from the room but did not explode and when killed, he still held his hand a grenade.

However, according to the petition, the lawyers raised the fact that, since his leg was broken in 2017, Mr. Kinh had mainly been in a wheelchair given by Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung, former chairman of the People’s Committee of Hanoi. Later (some months before the event on January 9, 2020), Mrs. Kinh did not need to use a wheelchair but had to walk with a cane, therefore, it was unrealistic to think that Mrs. Kinh can hold an iron rod with one hand for balance and a knife in one hand to attack policemen.

Therefore, lawyers require scientific basis and field experiments.

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The left picture is the corridor leading to Mr. Kinh’s room and the red circle is the door of Mr. Kinh’s room. The right picture shows the scene in the room with a pool of blood blurred where Mr. Kinh fell

Because the Indictment trampled on the standards of justice when verbally convicted of a person who died before being tried and sentenced. It seems that the Hanoi People’s Procuracy did not know the “Principle of Innocent assumption,” a fundamental principle of the Vietnam Criminal Code.

This principle is stated in writing that “No one is considered guilty without a valid legal judgment of the court.” Therefore, the Hanoi People’s Procuracy hastily attributed “Le Dinh Kinh’s behavior committed murder in accordance with Clause 1 Article 123 of the Criminal Code” which is against the law. Moreover, from this attribution, it leads to the empty use of words and addressing to an 84-year-old guy who has nearly 60 years of the party’s membership, disdain is the lack of culture and attitude of discrimination,” the lawyers argued in their petition.

Thoibao.de (Translated)

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