Several officials, Party members punished in land acquisition case


The Party Committee announced disciplinary action against three officials involved in the land acquisition case in Tien Lang District, at a meeting of the Standing Party Committee of Hai Phong City, chaired by Secretary Nguyen Van Thanh, together with members of the Disciplinary Board of the CPV Central Committee on Feb 21.

The Committee decided to issue warnings to Bui The Nghia, member of the City Party Committee and secretary of the District Party Committee; Hoang Dang Chinh, member of the District Party Committee’s standing board and head of the District’s Military Command; and Le Van Mai, chief police of the district and a member of the District’s Party Committee’s standing board.

Moreover, the Committee asked local authorities to dismiss two others for their wrongdoings in the unlawful land acquisition of farmer Doan Van Vuon, last month.

The Committee also requested the chairperson of the Hai Phong City People’s Committee to dismiss Le Van Hien from the post of   chairman of the District People’s Committee along with his deputy Nguyen Van Khanh.

The Party Committee also decided that all those found involved in wrongdoing in the land withdrawal case must offer apologies to the affected persons and must be held responsible for their illegal actions.

According to Sai Gon Giai Phong correspondent, on Feb 21,  Nguyen Thi Thuong, Vuon’s wife, said she had sent an appeal to President Truong Tan Sang petitioning that her husband be given exceptional consideration and be set free along with her other relatives, and also to exempt them from criminal responsibilities.

After her house was demolished, Thuong set up a tent as a shelter but the tent recently collapsed and she and her children are living with her sister-in-law's family.

Yesterday, the Tien Lang District Brackish Water Aquaculture Association petitioned the chairman of the city people’s committee to consider compensation for Vuon for damages caused by the forced removal and destruction of his house.

In its petition, the association requested that the chairman order concerned agencies to evaluate the damage for compensation.

The association also asked the city People’s Procuracy, Police Department, and other relevant law agencies to launch a criminal investigation of the case and clearly determine the legal responsibilities of all those involved.

Source SGGP - Translated by Dan

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