25. 09. 2018 15:50
The investigation into the kidnapping of Vietnamese citizen Trinh Xuan Thanh from Germany to Vietnam continues, with the Slovak Interior Ministry providing full cooperation to German bodies, said Slovak Interior Minister Denisa Saková (Smer-SD) after meeting her German counterpart Horst Seehoffer in Berlin on Monday. "The German Interior Minister demanded that he should be informed of the steps taken by the Slovak side in the case of the alleged kidnapping," said Saková, adding that a German investigator has been allowed to attend all interrogations carried out by Slovak investigators. According to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, German investigators no longer doubt that a Slovak government aircraft was used to abduct the Vietnamese citizen who applied for political asylum in Germany. In Vietnam, Trinh Xuan Thanh was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to two life sentences. Slovakia's Interior Minister at the time, Robert Kaliňák, rejects the accusations of his involvement in the case.