Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked authorities in the northern Hung Yen province to make a full report of the Van Giang land eviction on April 24, in which some protesters and two journalists were allegedly assaulted by law enforcement forces.
The PM also required the local government to speak clearly about wrongdoings committed during the withdrawal.
He emphasized any individuals found guilty would be seriously punished under the law.
Previously, Nguyen Khac Hao, deputy chairman of Hung Yen People’s Committee, had made a report in a national meeting that the eviction was safe and nobody was injured.
However, some residents and two reporters from Vietnam Radio of Voice (VOV) have accused local police and security guards of attacking them.