A popular Facebook blogger in Hanoi has been arrested for allegedly posting “unverified” information that negatively impacted the financial and stock market.
Dang Nhu Quynh, 42, was arrested pending investigation for “abusing democratic freedoms to harm the interests of the state, the legitimate rights and interests of organizations and/or citizens”, a said To An Xo, spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Security. Thusday.
Quynh allegedly used social media to post unverified articles and information about certain people and companies in the fields of finance, stock market and real estate. His actions have “directly violated” the legal rights and interests of certain individuals and organizations, and there are “signs that they have negatively affected the state’s finances and stock market”, Xo said.
Quynh, a popular Facebook blogger, had recently posted several posts about the cases against the FLC and Tan Hoang Minh groups whose former leaders are struggling.
Former FLC chairman Trinh Van Quyet was arrested for allegedly manipulating the stock market, and Tan Hoang Minh chairman Do Anh Dung on suspicion of “misappropriation of assets”.
In March 2020, Quynh was summoned by police for publishing more than 200 “unverified” and “false” articles regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.