The police force of the central coastal province of Phu Yen has smashed a plot by a reactionary political organisation called “Hoi dong cong luat cong an Bia Son”.
At a press briefing in Phu Yen province on Feb. 6, Major General Pham Van Hoa, Director of the Phu Yen Provincial Police, announced preliminary results of the case on “abusing democratic freedom to infringe upon the interests of the State and legitimate rights and interests of organisations and citizens”.
The reactionary organisation was founded in 1975 under the name “An dan dai dao” by Phan Van Thu, a reactionary element. Thu, born in 1948 in An Thach commune, Tuy An district, Phu Yen province, had been arrested and brought to re-education camps for many times.
From 2004 to 2011, Thu (also called Tran Cong) came to the Da Bia eco-tourist site (also known as the Hoang Long eco-tourist site in Dong Hoa district, Phu Yen province) to secretly develop the reactionary political organisation in some cities and provinces nationwide with more than 300 participants, including overseas Vietnamese.
This organisation operated under the mode of "non-violence" with the aim of overthrowing the people's administration.
Phu Yen Provincial Police set up special mission C611 that made a raid on the organisation’s den on early Feb. 5, smashing the establishment’s central apparatus and capturing ringleader Tran Cong and five others.
The five arrestees included Le Duy Loc, who was born in 1956 in Ninh Thuan province and in charge of science and education work in the organisation; Vo Thanh Le, born 1955 in Xuan Long commune, Dong Xuan district, Phu Yen province and in charge of internal affairs; Le Phuc, born 1951 in Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan province, and in charge of organisational affairs; Le Duc Dong, born in 1983 in Phu Vang district, Thua Thien-Hue province and in charge of protection affairs; and Le Trong Cu, born in 1966 in Hoa Tri commune, Phu Hoa district, Phu Yen province and he was Tran Cong’s driver and bodyguard.
The police continued to arrested three others involved on Feb. 6.
In addition, the police seized hundreds of documents on the organisation’s action platform; 19 detonators, 10 walkie-talkies, a binoculars, two laptops, a camera, a movie camera, over 12,000 USD and nearly 190 million VND (about 9,000 USD).
Phu Yen Provincial Police is continuing to complete proceedings to prosecute and bring the organisation to trial./.