Vietnamese activist who protested toxic spill freed after 5 years

Oai said his five-year sentence was in injustice.

“Look at the two charges. ‘Disobedience of court verdict,’ and ‘resisting officers on official duty.’ I realize they did a lot on my case, from creating false files, forging signatures, to try to prove I did all the things they accused me of,” he said.

Oai said that at the time of his arrest, police thought he had played a pivotal role in organizing the protests against Formosa.