Chairman of the Tien Lang district People’s Committee Le Van Hien (left) was dismissed for his role in the illegal eviction.
The Hai Phong city Party Committee said the local officials involved in the illegal land seizure received various sentences from warnings to removal from office.
Last February, Chairman of the Tien Lang district People’s Committee Le Van Hien and his deputy Nguyen Van Khanh were officially dismissed from their positions for their roles in the forced eviction, while other officials involved were also reprimanded for their actions.
On January 5, the Tien Lang authorities forcibly evicted 49-year-old farmer Doan Van Vuon from his farmland in Quang Vinh commune.
Doan Van Vuon and his family attempted to defy the eviction with a shoot-out, in which two policemen were injured by a homemade landmine.
The case attracted a lot of media coverage and the Government had to intervene to resolve the dispute.
On February 10, the Prime Minister chaired a meeting on the controversial land acquisition and adjudicated that the local authorities’ decision to acquire the land and the coercive eviction of Doan Van Vuon were both unlawful.