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President urges end to wrongful verdicts

Update: July, 31/2014 - 08:54
President Truong Tan Sang has a working session with leaders of investigative police on the performance of the country's judicial reform in the first six months of the year.— VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang yesterday asked the country's criminal investigators to put an end to wrongful verdicts and brutality.

He was speaking at a meeting with leaders of investigative police on the performance of the country's judicial reform in the first six months of the year.

In the first half of 2014, there were more than 29,000 criminal law violations, an increase of 2.2 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to a police report.

Investigative police dealt with nearly 53,000 cases, and prosecuted more than 83,000 defendants in that time.

Participants at the meeting also expressed concerns about difficulties in their work, including inappropriate legal documents and the rise in new criminal activity, including cyber-crime.

They also asked relevant agencies to co-ordinate closely to limit the number of wrongful verdicts and prolonged cases while improving the quality of investigative officers and legal documents.

President Sang praised the investigative force for its efforts to adapt in the fight against crime.

He also asked the force to improve its human resources, while adding an overhaul of investigative agencies was being considered as part of judicial reform.

He urged the country's investigative police to enhance co-operation with international police to deal with transnational criminals, and emphasised the force must continue to tackle crime and win back public trust.

From August to November, the National Steering Committee on Corruption Prevention and Fighting will carry out inspections on anti-corruption activities in seven ministries. They are: the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Viet Nam Social Insurance. — VNS

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