Violence Over Land Seizures in Vietnam

Hidden as a little “squib” on p. 5 of the N.Y. Times of April 4, 2013, is a dispatch entitled Vietnam Farmers Sentenced to Prison For Resisting Eviction From Their Land. It reports that a family of Vietnamese fish farmers resorted to violence (using homemade guns and land mines) to protect their land from seizure by a state eviction squad. However, the prime minister found on investigation that the attempted seizure was illegal, ordered the property’s return to the farmers, and ordered punishment for the members of the squad.

Nonetheless, the farmers were sentenced to two to five year prison terms, for attempted murder.

As you can read, it’s a very sensitive matter. To avoid all of this, you need to check out Victorville Eviction Lawyer if you’re based in the States. Why take the risk? Know your rights, and know your laws.

For the NY Times article, click here.