Yesterday, Oct 16, 2012 the Court of Hochiminh city announced it is going to bring the musician Viet Khang and Tran Vu Anh Binh to trial on Oct 30, 2012. The two are charged of conducting propaganda against the state, according to Clause 2 of Article 88 of the Vietnamese penal Code. Accordingly, the imprisonment will be from 10 to 20 years, if found as guilty.
Musician Viet Khang, other name is Vo Minh Tri, born in 1978, has a wife and a 4 year old son. Vietnamese people around the world started to know Viet Khang through his two patriotic songs, “Anh la ai” (Who are you) and “Viet Nam toi dau” (Where is my country Vietnam).
Together with the trial, musician Tran Vu Anh Binh will also be judged. He was born in 1975, has a wife and a son. ” Nỗi đau quê hương” a famous song of Anh Binh.