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Cambodia, UAE embassies protect citizens

Update: July, 06/2016 - 11:00
Vietnamese people living in Cambodia at a meeting to celebrate the Reunification Day. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI – The Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia has conducted measures to ensure citizen protection following Cambodian forces’ arrest of 84 Vietnamese people on July 1.

On the day, Cambodian forces raided several hired houses in Niroth ward, Chbar Ampov district, Phnom Penh, arresting 84 Vietnamese people for illegal residence. They were then brought to the Cambodian General Department of Immigration’s Detention Centre for Foreigners.

After being informed of the case, the Foreign Ministry directed the embassy to work with local offices to carry out necessary citizen protection measures.

The embassy requested the general department to free the arrestees as most of them are Vietnamese Cambodians residing legally in the country. As of July 3, all of them were set free.

Meanwhile, on June 26, the Vietnamese Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) coordinated with local offices to successfully rescue a Vietnamese citizen who was forced into prostitution.

Based on the embassy’s information, Dubai police arrested 11 people, including four Vietnamese, said to be involved in the case.

In April, the embassy succeeded in rescuing two Vietnamese people kept in detention.

Going forward, the embassy will maintain close cooperation with both Vietnamese and UAE offices to ensure safety for the Vietnamese community there. — VNS

 

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