The Ministry of Public Security’s Investigation Agency on November 6 held a press briefing to announce details of Cu Huy Ha Vu’s illegal actions against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, under Article 88 of the Criminal Code.
Cu Huy Ha Vu was arrested on November 4 for anti-Sate propaganda.
The press was attended by Deputy Minister of Public Security Lieut. Gen. To Lam and Head of the Investigation Agency Lieut. Gen. Hoang Kong Tu, Head of the Information and Press Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Nguyen Phuong Nga and representatives of relevant departments.
At the press conference, Lieut. Gen. Tu affirmed that Cu Huy Ha Vu has a law doctorate but he is not a lawyer.
On November 4, police arrested Vu at Mach Lam Hotel’s room 101 in Ho Chi Minh City for having sexual relations with a prostitute.
Police found many documents containing distorted information and libel against the people’s administration after checking Vu’s mobile phone and laptop.
Police also searched his house in Hanoi the same day.
Evidence and documents seized by relevant agencies proved that Vu has produced many documents containing distorted information and libel against the people’s administration, calling for the overthrowing of the regime, calling for pluralism, multi-party and foreign intervention which goes contrary to the nation’s interest.
Vu also has ties with anti-State elements and overseas hostile forces against Vietnam. He has granted more than 20 interviews to anti-Vietnam overseas reactionary elements’ radios and newspapers and transferred his own documents to them to use in oppose the Vietnamese State.
In addition, Vu has made documents containing groundless, fabricated and distorted information on the State’s leadership and management to incite the public to rise up against the State as well as slandered Vietnamese State leaders.
The arrest of Vu and search of his home were conducted in accordance with the law. Further investigation into Vu’s wrongdoings is underway.
Also at the event, Chairman Le Van Dinh of the People’s Committee of Ba Dinh District where Vu resides said that Cu Huy Ha Vu was born in 1957 in the central province of Ha Tinh and is a permanent resident at No. 24, Dien Bien Phu Street , Dien Bien ward in Ba Dinh district of Hanoi.
Vu has infringed the law many times over the past years, said the chairman, adding that Vu was prosecuted by Ba Dinh police for hitting and injuring people in 1986.
According to Dinh, Vu had a job at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Institute of International Relations but he did not go to work and the ministry decided to sack him in 2009. In 2003, Vu was involved in a case of encroaching land to illegally build his house.
In 2006, Vu nominated himself for the 12 th National Assembly election but his self-nomination was rejected by local residents.