Police in the Central Highland Province of Gia Lai arrested Nguyen Cong Chinh on April 28, on charges of undermining the great national unity policy, as per Article 87 of the Penal Code.
|Nguyen Cong Chinh (X) was arrested from his house.(Photo:SGGP)|
According to colonel Rah Lan Lam, deputy director of the Gia Lai Police Investigation Agency, a number of documents were confiscated from Chinh’s house showing anti-administration propaganda against the great national unity policy.
Nguyen Cong Chinh alias Nguyen Thanh Long, was born in 1969 and lived in Pleiku City. He joined the army in 1988 and later deserted the army.
Since 2003, Chinh has regularly granted interviews to foreign radio and newspaper media and posted hostile Internet content, causing discrimination and sowing divisions amongst all strata of people, the armed forces, the peoples’ administration, ethnic groups and religious followers.
Using religion to deceive
According to the accrued petitions of individuals, Chinh misused religion to deceive others for his hostile motives.
In 1993, Chinh induced some Protestant believers from ethnic groups in Sa Thay District of Kon Tun Province to join the “Phuc an doi doi” Church. Chinh thus appropriated property of many believers for his personal use. Many times believers and victims tried to hunt him down, which made him constantly move from one place to another.
Under the guise of religion, Chin joined and established many organizations under different names to seek profit. He appropriated VND270 million from his illegal organizations.
The Gia Lai Police Investigation Agency has handed over documents on Chinh’s activities to the Gia Lai Justice Department and the Ministry of Public Security Criminal Science Institute for perusal.
Chinh prepared documents sowing divisions in the police force, local authorities and the masses, driving a wedge between Vietnam and other countries with an aim to opposing the people’s administration and the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Chinh had increased his activities against the people’s administration despite warnings by local authorities who tried to persuade and remind him of the repercussions of violating the country’s law.