German investigators to interrogate witnesses in Slovakia


German investigators to interrogate witnesses in Slovakia

12. 02. 2019 14:01

German investigators will come to Slovakia on Tuesday to interrogate witnesses vis-a-vis the case involving the abduction of Vietnamese national Trinh Xuan Thanh from Berlin to Vietnam, allegedly transported via a Slovak government plane. "Fourteen witnesses will be interrogated between February 12-14th based on a request from the German investigation authorities for legal cooperation," Bratislava Regional Prosecutor's Office spokesman Matej Izakovič told the TASR press agency. The abduction of Trinh Xuan Thanh, a former Vietnamese politician and ex-manager of a major state-run company, from Berlin to Vietnam allegedly took place in July 2018. The Vietnamese was seeking asylum in Germany, so he was officially protected by the German authorities. Therefore, Germany is investigating possible infringement of international law by Vietnam, while at the same time looking into the possibility that the abduction was carried out by misusing a Slovak government plane.

Anca Dragu, Photo: TASR

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