At the first instance trial which was held on October 31 (Photo: VNA) The People’s Court of Phan Thiet city in the central province of Binh Thuan handed down prison sentences of between 2-3.5 years on 30 defendants for their disturbance of public order at the provincial People’s Committee headquarters in June, at the first instance-trial on October 31. Police statistics claimed that, three automobiles, 17 motorbikes, and one water pump were burned down. As many as 15 computers were destroyed, while two laptops were stolen. The rioters also damaged some assets of other provincial agencies and wounded many police officers. The defendants were convicted of “causing public disorder” in accordance with Clause 2, Article 318 of the 2015 Penal Code. To prevent similar crimes, strict punishment should be imposed, it said.