A Vietnamese local government official was jailed for two and a half years on Wednesday for the destruction of the home of a farmer who became a national hero for resisting eviction, state media said.
This file photo shows fisher farmer Doan Van Vuon being led into a courtroom at a local People's Court House in Northern coastal city of Hai Phong, on April 2, 2013. The farmer who used a shotgun and landmines to resist forced eviction, became an instant symbol of soaring public discontent over land rights in the communist nation.
Doan Van Vuon become a symbol of rising public dissatisfaction over land rights after arming his family with homemade shotguns in an attempt to keep their fish farm east of Hanoi.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.